Annie B. Fox, PhD
Dr. Annie B. Fox is associate professor of Quantitative Methods in the School of Healthcare Leadership at MGH Institute of Health Professions. Dr. Fox teaches courses in statistics and quantitative methods across several of the graduate programs at the Institute.
Dr. Fox’s methodological interests involve the application of advanced statistical techniques to the analysis of longitudinal data. She has extensive experience and expertise in structural equation modeling and hierarchical linear modeling. Prior to coming the Institute, Dr. Fox provided statistical support and consultation to researchers and postdoctoral fellows in the Women's Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD at VA Boston.
As a social psychologist, Dr. Fox is interested in the conceptualization, measurement, and consequences of mental illness stigma. With her colleagues at the National Center for PTSD, she has published several studies examining how mental illness stigma impacts the lives of post-9/11 US veterans, including their use of mental health treatment and their overall work functioning.
Dr. Fox is also interested in the relationships among psychosocial stressors, mental health, and quality of life. Across several studies, she and her colleagues have shown that mental health symptomatology negatively impacts different aspects of veterans’ occupational and family functioning. They have also demonstrated that mental health symptomatology is a key mediating link between traumatic stress exposure and quality of life outcomes.
Her research has been published in national and international journals, including Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, Clinical Psychological Science, Journal of Affective Disorders, Journal of Traumatic Stress, Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy, Psychology of Women Quarterly, and Stigma & Health.
Longitudinal data analysis
Mental illness stigma
Relationships between psychosocial stressors, mental health, and quality of life
AB, Honors Psychology, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
MA, Social Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
PhD, Social Psychology and Quantitative Methods (certificate), University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Williston, S., Branmade, E.*, Vogt, D., & Fox, A.B. (in press). Barriers and Predictors of Service Use among Women Veterans: An Examination of the Roles of Mental Health Literacy, Stigma, and Perceived Need for Care. Psychiatric Services.
Gray, S., Fox, A.B., Green, S., Alt, M., Hogan, T. P., Petscher, Y., & Cowan, N. (2019). Working memory profiles of children with specific language impairment, dyslexia, or both. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research doi 10.1044/2019_JSLHR-L-18-0148
Keeney, T.**, Fox, A.B., Jette, D., & Jette, A. (2019). Functional trajectories for persons with cardiovascular disease in late life. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 67, 37-42. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15584
Fox, A.B., Earnshaw, V.E., Taverna, E.C. *, & Vogt, D. (2018). Connecting conceptualizations of mental illness stigma to their measurement: The mental illness stigma framework and critical review of mental illness stigma measures. Stigma & Health, 4, 348-376. doi 10.1037/sah0000104
Fox, A.B., Smith, B. N., & Vogt, D. (2018). How and when does mental illness stigma impact treatment seeking? Longitudinal examination of the relationships between anticipated and internalized stigma, symptom severity, and mental health service use. Psychiatry Research, 268, 15-20. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2018.06.036