Anastasiya Ferrell, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor

Anastasiya FerrellAnastasiya (Ana) Ferrell joined the SON faculty in 2019 after serving as a health educator consultant and health policy specialist for the Health Policy and Tobacco Control Office within the Florida Department of Health and working as a tobacco cessation facilitator and tobacco treatment specialist at the University of Florida College of Medicine Area Health Education Center.

Community health nursing has become a major calling in Ferrell’s career. Her public health work ranged from advocacy for tobacco control to tobacco prevention and cessation.

Ferrell earned her BSN and PhD from University of Florida.


  • 2018, PhD, Nursing Sciences, University of Florida
  • 2014, BSN, Nursing, University of Florida
  • 2011, BS, Biology, University of Florida
  • 2009, AA, Biology, Santa Fe College

Research Interest(s):

  • Regulation of novel tobacco products
  • Tobacco-related trends among youth
  • Tobacco prevention and cessation
  • Health effects of novel tobacco products

Community Engagement:

  • Southern Nursing Research Society
  • Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco
  • The College on Problems of Drug Dependence

View Anastasiya Ferrell's Curriculum Vitae