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Ann Fox, BAA, MHSc, PhD, RD

Department of Nutritional Sciences
Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto
150 College Street, room 141
Phone: 416-978-3617


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Ann Fox is the director of Master of Public Health (MPH) Community Nutrition Program. This program is administered jointly by the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Department of Nutritional Sciences. Ann has worked as an educator and registered dietitian in clinical and community settings for over 25 years and has a strong interest in the integration of health professional research and practice. As an Education Scholar, she is also interested in developing, implementing and evaluating innovative teaching and learning strategies for health professionals. She is an active member of Dietitians of Canada, a founding member of the World Public Health Nutrition Association and has recently explored workforce development issues on the Pan-Canadian Task Force on Public Health Nutrition.  Her current research focuses on health professional education and practice and she has a special interest in incorporating the arts into these areas. 

CQ Teaching

At CQ, Ann teaches  CHL5221 ("Community Health Appraisal Methods: Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods"). Through this course, Ann aims to expose health professionals to qualitative research methods through experiential learning approaches.

Sample Publications

Fox, A. and Emrich T. Needs and Perspectives of Employers of Students in a Master of Public Health Nutrition Program. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research. In press.

Fox, A. & Beyers J (2011) Planning a graduate programme in public health nutrition for experienced nutrition professionals. Public Health Nutrition, 14 (8), 1479-1488.

Fox, A. Intensive diabetes management: Negotiating evidence-based practice. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, June 2010.

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.

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