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Jeanne FerranteJeanne Ferrante, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Research Division
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
112 Paterson Street, Room 452
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: 848-932-0211
Fax: 732-932-1451

Dr. Ferrante is a family physician and health services researcher in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She is Director of the New Jersey Primary Care Research Network, and she is a full member of the Cancer Control and Prevention Program at Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Prior to joining Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 2007, she was an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at New Jersey Medical School from 2001-2007, and at University of South Florida College of Medicine from 1994-2000. Dr. Ferrante has served on grant review panels of the Bureau of Health Professions, Department of Health and Human Services, American Cancer Society, and National Cancer Institute. She was a member of the New Jersey Obesity Prevention Task Force and the Task Force on Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer in New Jersey. She currently acts as a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Ferrante’s research focuses on obesity, cancer control, and the role of primary care in improving health outcomes and decreasing disparities.


  • B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1985 (Joint BS/MD program)
  • M.D., Thomas Jefferson University, 1987
  • M.P.H., UMDNJ-School of Public Health, 2008


  • Franklin Square Hospital (affiliate of George Washington University School of Medicine), Baltimore, Maryland, 1987-1990


  • Faculty Development, Duke University School of Medicine, 1994-1996
  • Grant Generating Project, University of Missouri, 2002-2003
  • Cancer, Culture and Literacy Institute, Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, 

Awards and Honors

  • Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians, 1998
  • Teaching Incentive Program Award, Florida State University System, 1998
  • Selected for The Best Doctors in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 2000, 2001-2002, 2003-2004, 2009-2010
  • Honorable mention, STFM Best Research Paper Award, “The Effects of Physician Supply on the Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer,” Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 2001
  • Departmental Excellence Award, Excellence in Education, UMDNJ, 2003
  • One of “America’s Top Family Doctors,” Consumers’ Research Council of America, 2004-2010, 2014
  • Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, Alpha Eta Chapter, 2008
  • One of Best Doctors for Women’s Health, New Jersey Savvy Living, Aug/Sep 2010
  • One of Top Reviewers, Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 2012-2014
  • Best Research Paper Award, “Primary Care Utilization and Colorectal Cancer Outcomes among Medicare Beneficiaries,” Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 2013
  • Selected as one of Top Doctors, Castle Connolly, 2015

Professional Services

  • United States Air Force, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, 1990 – 1994
  • University of South Florida College of Medicine, 1994 – 2000
  • H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, 1999 – 2000
  • UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, 2001 – 2007
  • Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 2007 – present

Current Research Projects

  • “Reducing Health Disparities by Decreasing Weight Bias in Community Healthcare Settings,” funded by National Cancer Institute
    The purpose of this study is to pilot-test an educational intervention to decrease weight bias in community health care settings.
  • “Virtual Weight Loss Program for African-American Breast Cancer Survivors,” funded by National Cancer Institute
    This randomized controlled trial will test the feasibility of using a free online weight loss program in African-American breast cancer survivors.
  • “Healthcare Delivery Transformation Resource Center,” funded by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovations as part of the New Jersey State Innovation Model Planning Grant Award
    The objective of this project is to build a plan for a Delivery System Transformation Resource Center that assists primary care practices in transforming to patient-centered medical home (PCMH) and other advanced primary care models.