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Faculty Member

Ann Fox PhD, MHSc, BAA

Email Address(es)
Clinical Public Health Division
Associate Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member
Appointment Status
Status Only

Research Interests

  • Education scholarship, curriculum development and evaluation
  • Public health workforce development
  • Social science perspectives on chronic disease prevention and management
  • Qualitative methods, arts-informed inquiry

Education & Training History

BAA (Food, Nutrition, Consumer and Family Studies) Ryerson University, 1985

Dietetic Internship, St. Michael’s Hospital, 1986

MHSc (Community Nutrition), University of Toronto, 1991

PhD, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, 2003

Education Schoalrs Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, 2008

Other Affiliations

College of Dietitians of Ontario

Dietitians of Canada

Canadian Public Health Association

Canadian Association of Professional Programs in Human Nutrition

Dietetic Educators Leadership Forum of Ontario

Health Care Technology and Place (HCTP) Program, University of Toronto

Association of Graduate Programs in Public Health Nutrition (US)

World Public Health Nutrition Association

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

  • MPH Community Nutrition courses, (Community Nutrition, Nutrition Programs and Strategies), on-line, intensive and conventional class-room formats
  • Qualitative Inquiry

Professional Summary & Appointments

I am the director of the MPH Community Nutrition Program which isoffered jointly by the Department of Nutritional Sciences and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. I am a senior lecturer in the Department of Nutritional Sciences with a cross appointment to the Dalla Lana School of Public Health.

Honours & Awards

2012- Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)- Institute of Population and Public Health Community Support Program Award (for mentorship activities)- to participate in World Public Health Nutrition Association Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, public health nutrition workforce development initiatives.

2011- Public Health Agency of Canada, Public Health Human Resources Award member of Pan- Canadian Task Force honoured with this award for promoting public health nutrition human resource development.

2009- Dietitians of Canada Volunteer Recognition Award, for leadership and contribution to national public health nutrition workforce development

2008-Ryerson Alumni Achievement Award For local and international public health nutrition workforce development efforts

1997 Canadian Diabetes Assoiciation Charles H. best Award (Outstanding contribution to quality of life for Canadians with diabetes)

Current Research Projects

  • Incorporating programming for seniors at Toronto Public Libraries into MPH Community Nutrition curriculum
  • Exploring the use of arts- based inquiry in understanding experiences of people with chronic illness
  • Various Public Health Nutrition workforce development projects

Representative Publications

Fox A. & Gingras J. (2012). Inside the Actors’ Studio: Exploring dietetics education practices through dialogical inquiry. Qualitative Inquiry. October.

Fox A. & Emrich T. Needs and perspectives of employers of students in a Master of Public Health nutrition program(.2012) Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research.Winter

Fox, A. (2010). Intensive diabetes management: Negotiating evidence-based practice within the context of patient-focused Care. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research. June.

Reeves, S., Fox, A. & Hodges, BD. (2009). The competency movement in the in the health professions: Ensuring consistent standards of care or reproducing conventional domains of practice? (editorial) Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. June 17.

Fox, A. (2009). Evaluation of a pilot module on the arts and health in a graduate community nutrition program. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, 70 (4); 81-86.

Fox, A, Chenhall, C, Traynor, M, Scythes C, and Bellman, J. (2008). Public health nutrition in Canada: a Situational assessment. Public Health Nutrition.

Fox, A.L. (2005). Innocent beginnings, uncertain futures: Exploring the challenges of living with diabetic foot ulcers, Canadian Journal of Diabetes, 29(2): 105-110.