Christopher Ferraris, LMSW (he/him/his), is a research program manager at the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University. In this role, he manages a portfolio of HIV care and treatment studies predominantly in sub-Saharan Africa. Chris has over a decade of experience in clinical research and clinical program management, domestically and internationally, in a variety of academic and healthcare settings. He has also provided training and capacity-building to a variety of settings and institutions across the US centering around HIV care and prevention best practices and continuous quality improvement processes with a focus on the role of the social worker. Additionally, Chris has presented at local and international conferences and has co-authored work published in AIDS and Behavior and Drug and Alcohol Dependence. His areas of expertise are research operations and administration, program management and evaluation, LGBTQ+ health, and the intersection of mental health and chronic condition management.
Chris holds a BA in Sociology from Christopher Newport University and an MSW from Tulane University School of Social Work. When not in the office, he is an avid runner, traveler, and unofficial NYC dessert expert.