Lisa A Ferretti

Research Assistant Professor
Social Work
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Lisa A Ferretti LMSW

Biography

Lisa A. Ferretti holds an MSW from the University at Albany with a specialization in Management and Gerontology including a Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management. An Atlantic Philanthropies and John A. Hartford Foundation Practice Change Fellow, she is a licensed Master Social Worker and a national trainer in CDC's National Diabetes Prevention Program and other federally supported evidence-based self-management programs.

At the University at Albany, Professor Ferretti served for more than a decade as Co-Director of the Center for Excellence in Aging & Community Wellness and Research Assistant Professor in the School of Social Welfare. She also served as Executive Director of the Quality and Technical Assistance Center - an organization dedicated to building community capacity and the workforce to support the dissemination of self-management programming.

As a joint or co-principal investigator on research, demonstration and evaluation projects focused on aging services and healthy aging, Professor Ferretti has worked with over 175 community based organizations implementing programs in 1,200 sites and reaching more than 15,000 people supported by federal, state and private funding of nearly $25 million.

Professor Ferretti has published 10 articles or book chapters, presented at 17 academic conferences, and has been an invited speaker on more than a dozen occasions in a variety of venues. She is a seasoned developer, facilitator and trainer of self-management interventions and curricula and has taught BSW and MSW courses in generalist macro practice and clinical practice with aging adults.

Education

  • MSW, University at Albany
  • Certificate of Graduate Study, Non-profit Leadership and Management, University at Albany
  • BSW, University at Albany
  • AS, Human Services, Schenectady County Community College

Curriculum Vitae 

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

SSWU 3011

The Social Worker in the Group

Undergraduate

SSWU 4312

Loss and Grief

Undergraduate

SSWG 8814

Loss and Grief

Graduate

SSWG 8826

Aging HBSE

Graduate

Selected Publications

  • Shi, J., Ferretti, L., & McCallion, P. (2022). Attending with family members, completion rate and benefits accrued from chronic disease self-management program. Chronic Illn, 18(4), pp. 784-795. United States. doi: 10.1177/17423953211032263

  • McCallion, P., Ferretti, L., & McCarron, M. (2021). The emergence of ageing with long-term disability populations. In Handbook on Ageing with Disability (pp. 219-228).

  • Ferretti, L.A. & McCallion, P. (2019). Translating the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program for Community-Dwelling Adults With Developmental Disabilities. J Aging Health, 31(10_suppl), pp. 22S-38S. United States. doi: 10.1177/0898264318822363

  • McCallion, P., Ferretti, L.A., Beange, H., & McCarron, M. (2018). Epidemiological issues in intellectual disability and aging research. In Physical Health of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (pp. 9-26). doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-90083-4_2

  • Ferretti, L., McCallion, P., McDonald, E., Kye, H., Hererra-Vensom, A., & Firman, J. (2018). Assessing the Effectiveness of the Aging Mastery Program. Healthcare (Basel), 6(2). Switzerland. doi: 10.3390/healthcare6020041

  • Shi, J., Chan, K., Ferretti, L., & McCallion, P. (2018). Caregiving Load and Respite Service Use: A Comparison between Older Caregivers and Younger Caregivers. J Gerontol Soc Work, 61(1), pp. 31-44. United States. doi: 10.1080/01634372.2017.1391364

  • Shi, J., McCallion, P., & Ferretti, L.A. (2017). Understanding differences between caregivers and non-caregivers in completer rates of Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. Public Health, 147, pp. 128-135. Netherlands. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2017.02.001

  • McCallion, P. & Ferretti, L.A. (2017). Understanding, supporting and safeguarding self-determination as we age. In Development of Self-Determination Through the Life-Course (pp. 145-158). doi: 10.1007/978-94-024-1042-6_11

  • Morrow, R., Ferretti, L., Norwood, C., Reich, D., Chito-Childs, E., McCallion, P., Tiburcio, J., McGee, E., & Lopez, J.A. (2016). Improving the Reach of the National Diabetes Prevention Program Within a Health Disparities Population: A Bronx New York Pilot Project Crossing Health- and Community-Based Sectors. J Contin Educ Health Prof, 36(4), pp. 300-306. United States. doi: 10.1097/CEH.0000000000000136

  • McCallion, P., Ferretti, L.A., & Kim, J. (2012). Challenges in translating an evidence-based health self-management intervention for grandparent caregivers. In Resilient Grandparent Caregivers: A Strengths-Based Perspective (pp. 195-208). doi: 10.4324/9780203803905

  • Dennis, C.B., McCallion, P., & Ferretti, L.A. (2012). Understanding implementation of best practices for working with the older homeless through the lens of self-determination theory. J Gerontol Soc Work, 55(4), pp. 352-366. United States. doi: 10.1080/01634372.2011.640742

  • McCallion, P. & Ferretti, L.A. (2010). Social work & aging: The challenges for evidence-based practice. Generations, 34(1), pp. 66-71.