Faculty Member

Fran Elizabeth Scott BSc (UofT), MD, MSc (McMaster)

Email Address(es)
Office Address
Clinical Public Health Division
Associate Professor
SGS Status
Non Member
Appointment Status
Status Only
Admin Faculty Appointment
Residency Program in Community Medicine

Research Interests

  • Public Health Education
  • Health Inequities

Education & Training History

BSc UoT statistics

MD McMaster

CCFP McMaster

MSc McMaster Disease Measurement and Evaluation

FRCPC McMaster Community Medicine

Other Affiliations

Affiliate, McMaster Institute of Environment and Health

Associate Professor (Part-time), McMaster Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

  • Director, Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency Program

    Course Director, Determinants of Community Health, Undergraduate Medicine

Professional Summary & Appointments

Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine (Cross-appointment)

Honours & Awards

  • June 2012 Public Health Physicians of Canada President’s Award

    April 2002 Teaching Excellence Award for Part-time Faculty,

    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, McMaster University

    April 2000 Co-recipient John C. Sibley Award for Part-time Faculty, Health Sciences,

    McMaster University

Current Research Projects

Representative Publications

  • “Teaching Public Health in Medical School: An Ounce of Prevention to Make it Work” Fran Scott UTMJ 89(1), Dec 2011

    "Integration of Community Health Teaching in the Undergraduate Medicine Curriculum at the University of Toronto." I Johnson, F Scott, N Byrne, K MacRury, J Rosenfield; AJPM 41(4S3), Oct 2011

    "Counseling Women in Reproductive Years about Healthy Fish Consumption and Reduced Mercury Exposure" A Abelsohn, L Vanderlinden, J Archibold, F Scott, T Brown CFP Jan 2011

    Shah PS, Balkhair T, Ohlsson A, Beyene J, Scott F, Frick C on behalf of Knowledge Synthesis Group on LBW/preterm birth. Intention to become pregnant and low birth weight and preterm birth: A systematic review. Maternal Child Health J Dec 2009.

    Poverty and Health Series
    1. Why poverty makes us sick 75(5) 32-37 2008
    2. Identifying poverty in your practice and community 75(5) 39-43 2008
    3. Strategies for physicians to mitigate the health effects of poverty 75(5) 45-49 2008
    4. The many faces of poverty 75(6) 31-36 2008
    5. Poverty reduction: policy options and perspectives 75(6) 42-48 2008
    Ontario Physicians Poverty Work Group (G Bloch, V Etches, C Gardner, R Pellizzari, M Rachlis, F Scott, I Tamari)
    Ontario Medical Review 2008