Dr. Ferreira-Gonzalez has devoted over 25 years to the field of Molecular Diagnostics and has been recognized nationally and internationally for her work in this field. Dr. Ferreira-Gonzalez is an expert in molecular diagnostics in the area of genetics, precision medicine, and infectious diseases in transplantation. In addition, Dr. Ferreira-Gonzalez has played a major role in shaping national policy regarding the practice, reimbursement and guideline development for molecular diagnostics and molecular genetic testing.
Dr. Ferreira-Gonzalez is a consultant for the FDA’s Clinical Genetics Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee, Center for Devices and Radiological Health. She served on the HHS Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society (SACGHS). She also served as a member of HHS Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee. She has been involved in the development of clinical guidelines with the Clinical Laboratory Standard Institute and Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP). Dr. Ferreira-Gonzalez also served as President of AMP and Chair of the Professional Relations Committee and more recently as the treasurer.
Dr. Ferreira-Gonzalez was asked by the White House Science and Technology office to serve on the Department of Justice and National Institute of Standard and Technology National Commission on Forensic Sciences. Dr. Ferreira-Gonzalez serves as a member of the Molecular Biology Education Committee for International Federation of Clinical Chemistry (IFCC).