Annie B. Fox, PhD
Dr. Annie B. Fox is Assistant Professor of Quantitative Methods in the Center for Inteprofessional Studies and Innovation at MGH Institute of Health Professions. Dr. Fox teaches courses in statistics and quantitative methods across several of the graduate programs at the Institute. She is an affiliated faculty for the Health Professions Education program.
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
Fox, A. B., Earnshaw, V.E., Taverna, E. C. *, & Vogt, D. (in press). Connecting conceptualizations of mental illness stigma to their measurement: The mental illness stigma framework and critical review of mental illness stigma measures. Stigma & Health.
Fox, A. B., Smith, B. N., & Vogt, D. (2016). The relationship between anticipated stigma and work functioning for individuals with depression. Journal of Clinical and Social Psychology, 35, 883-897.
Fox, A. B., Hamilton, A. B., Bean-Mayberry, B., Carney, D., Di Leone, B., Frayne, S. M., Gierisch, J., Goldstein, K. M., Romodan, Y., Sadler, A., Wiltsey-Stirman, S., Yano, E. M., Yee, E., & Vogt, D. (2016). Effectiveness of an evidence-based quality improvement approach to cultural competence training: The Veterans Affairs' “Caring for Women Veterans” program. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 36 (2), 96-103.
Langdon, K. J., Fox, A. B., King, D. W., King, L. A., Eisen, S., Vogt. D. (2016). Examination of the associations between posttraumatic stress symptoms and alcohol misuse among OEF/OIF Service Members: Application of a latent difference score approach. Journal of Affective Disorders, 196, 234-242. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2016.02.048
Fox, A. B., & Quinn, D. M. (2015). Pregnant women at work: The role of stigma in predicting women’s intended exit from the workforce. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 39, 226-242. doi: 10.1177/0361684314552653