Erin Poe Ferranti, PhD, MPH, RN, CDCES, FAHA, FPCNA is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University. She completed her PhD in 2013, her MPH and MSN in 2001 and her BSN in 1998, all from Emory University. She is also a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. Her area of research interest is focused on identifying effective dietary strategies to mitigate risk burden in women of childbearing age who have had cardiometabolic complications during pregnancy. She is a former BIRCWH K12 scholar and her current research examines the mechanistic determinants of the persistence of cardiometabolic dysregulation in the postpartum timeframe in women who had gestational diabetes and/or hypertensive disorders during pregnancy. Prior to her research career, Dr. Ferranti served as the Assistant Chief Nurse for the Georgia Department of Public Health where she was responsible for quality initiatives and emergency preparedness planning for public health nursing practice.