Cancer Prevention, Control and Population Health Program


My main research involves the prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment of HPV-related anogenital pre-cancers and cancers. In addition, I also conduct translational and clinical trials with vaginitis, prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines for HPV-related anogenital neoplasias and other women’s health-related concerns.

My research interests include lower anogenital tract neoplasias; colposcopy; high resolution anoscopy; human papillomavirus (HPV); cervical and anal cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment; prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines; women’s health; vaginitis; translational and clinical research; and pharmacologic and surgical therapies. 

Ferris DG, Condorhuaman WSG, Waller J, Allmond L, Goebel, A. Polarized Light Colposcopy Compared with Standard Colposcopy. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 19(3):234-238, July 2015.

Ferris DG, Shapiro J, Fowler C, Cutler C. Waller J, Condorhuaman WSG. The Impact of Accessible Cervical Cancer Screening in Peru- the Día Del Mercado Project. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 19(3):229-233, July 2015.

Ferris DG, Condorhuaman WSG, Waller J, Lilienthal A. Impact of a Video Intervention for Rural Peruvian Women with Cervical Neoplasia Prior to Loop Excisional Procedures.  J Low Genit Tract Dis. 19(3):224-228, July 2015.

Ferris D, Samakoses R, Block SL, Lazcano-Ponce E, et al. Long-term study of a quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine. Pediatrics 2014; 134(3):e657-65.

Ferris DG, Waller J, Dickinson A, McCracken, Goebel A. Impact of Pap test compliance and cervical cancer screening intervals on human papillomavirus vaccine acceptance. J Low Genit Tract Dis 2012; 16(1):39-44. 

Palefsky JM, Giuliano AR, Goldstone S, Moreira ED Jr, Aranda C, Jessen H, Ferris D, et al. HPV vaccine against anal HPV infection and anal intraepithelial neoplasia.  N Engl J Med 2011; 365:1576-85.

Giuliano AR, Palefsky JM, Goldstone S, Moreira ED Jr, Penny ME, Ferris D, et al. Efficacy of quadrivalent HPV vaccine against HPV Infection and disease in males.  N Engl J Med 2011:364:401-11.

Ferris DG, Litaker, MS. Cervical biopsy sampling variability in ALTS.  J Lower Gen Tract Dis 2011:15; 163-8.

Ferris DG, Li W, Gustafsson U, Lieberman RW, Galdos O, Santos C. Enhancing colposcopy with polarized light.  J Low Genit Tract Dis 2010 14(3):149-54.

Ferris DG, Horn L, Waller JL .Parental acceptance of a mandatory human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program. J Am Board Fam Med 2010; 23 (2): 220-9.

Joura EA, Leodolter S, Hernandez-Avila M, Wheeler CM, Ferris DG, et al. Efficacy of a quadrivalent prophylactic human papillomavirus (types 6, 11, 16, and 18) L1 virus-like-particle vaccine against high-grade vulval and vaginal lesions: a combined analysis of three randomized clinical trials. Lancet 2007; 369; 1693-702.              

Garland SM, Hernandez-Avila M, Wheeler CM, Perez G, Harper DM, Ferris DG, et al. Females united to unilaterally reduce endo/ectocervical disease (future) I investigators. Quadrivalent vaccine against human papillomavirus to prevent anogenital disease. N Engl J Med 2007; 356:1928-43.

Ferris DG, Litaker MS, ALTS group. Prediction of cervical histologic results using an abbreviated Reid Colposcopic Index during ALTS. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2006; 194(3):704-10.

Ferris DG, Litaker MS, ALTS group. Colposcopy quality control by remote review of digitized colposcopic images.  Am J Obstet Gynecol 2004; 191:1934-41.

Harper DM, Franco EL, Wheeler C, Ferris DG, Jenkins D, Schuind A, et al. Efficacy of a bivalent L1 virus-like particle vaccine in prevention of infection with human papillomavirus types 16 and 18 in young women: a randomized controlled trial.  Lancet 2004; 364:1757-65.

Ferris DG, Macfee MS, Miller JA, Litaker MS, Crawley D, Watson D. The efficacy of telecolposcopy compared with traditional colposcopy. Obstet Gynecol 2002; 99:248-54.

Ferris DG, Nyirjesy P, Sobel J, Pavletic A, Litaker MS, et al. Over-the-counter antifungal product misuse associated with patient-diagnosed vulvovaginal candidiasis. Obstet Gynecol 2002; 99:419-25.

Ferris DG, Lawhead RA, Dickman ED, Holtzapple N, Miller JA, Grogan S, et al. Multimodal Hyperspectral Imaging for the noninvasive diagnosis of Cervical Neoplasia.  J Low Genit Tract Dis 2001; 5:65-72.

Wright TC, Ferris DG, Lorincz AT, et al. Reflex human papillomavirus deoxyribonucleic acid testing in women with abnormal Papanicolaou smear.  Am J Obstet Gynecol 1998; 178:962- 6.

Ferris DG, Petry LJ, Fischer PM. Sensitivity of rapid antigen detection tests for Chlamydia trachomatis screening. JAMA 1995; 273(12):917-8.

Ferris DG, Fischer PM. Elementary school students' performance with two ELISA test systems. JAMA 1992; 268(6):766-70.

Colposcopy Recognition Award, American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar

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Angela Goebel

Research Manager
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Sharon Willing 

Administrative Assistant 1