Adi Ferrara

Adi Ferrara, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Adi Ferrara received her PhD in Health Sciences at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. She previously worked for the HIV Vaccine Trials Network in Seattle, Washington (USA), where her passion for tackling healthcare disparities in the 2SLGBTQ+ population was first ignited. Her PhD study concentrated on perceived barriers to healthcare access in New Zealand LGBTTQ+[1] teens. Through her study she became acquainted with the works of SARAVYC investigators and was especially inspired by Drs. Jaimie Veale and Terryann Clark in New Zealand. Adi’s research interests include eliminating barriers to healthcare access in equity-deserving youth populations, through resource creations for lay and professional audience (e.g., healthcare providers, 2SLGBTQ+ youths). In her spare time, she enjoys reading, binge-watching Call the Midwife (often), and planning a dream vacation in Japan.

[1] Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, Takatāpui, queer; Takatāpui is a reclaimed term signifying a Māori LGBTQ+ person.