Dr. Annie B. Fox is an Associate Professor of Healthcare Data Analytics in the School of Healthcare Leadership. Trained as a social psychologist and quantitative methodologist, Dr. Fox teaches courses in statistics and quantitative methods across several of the graduate programs at the Institute, and provides mentorship, consultation, and statistical support to faculty across the IHP and PhD students in Rehabilitation Sciences. She is committed to collaborative, team-based, interdisciplinary research with a focus on improving health and well-being.

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 latent variable, mixture, and multilevel modeling. As a methodologist at the IHP, Dr. Fox’s collaborations often involve applying these advanced statistical techniques to health, education, and rehabilitation research. Dr. Fox currently serves as a statistician, methodologist, or co-investigator on 11 NIH funded grants.

As a social psychologist, Dr. Fox is interested in the conceptualization, measurement, and consequences of mental illness stigma. Her current research, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, is focused on better understanding the longitudinal relationships between stigma and mental health in young adults in order to determine the optimal timing for stigma interventions and increase rates of treatment seeking. Dr. Fox welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with faculty and PhD students who are interested in better understanding the role of stigma in health and rehabilitation research.

Dr. Fox’s research has been published in national and international journals, including Nature Reviews Psychology, 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.

  • 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
  • Longitudinal data analysis
  • Mental illness stigma
  • Relationships between psychosocial stressors, mental health, and quality of life 

Dr. Fox has published numerous papers - some titles are highlighted below. You can view a complete listing of Dr. Fox's publications on Google Scholar or in her CV. 

The relationship between mental illness stigma and self-labeling. 

Integrating time into stigma and health research.

Mental illness, problem, disorder, distress: Does terminology matter when measuring stigma? 


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In addition, Dr. Fox regularly presents at conferences and industry events. Please see her CV for a complete list of presentations.

Word reading and Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in children with and without language impairment at the 29th annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading.

The Impact of COVID-19 Criterion A Trauma and Stress on the Course of Veterans’ PTSD and Depression. In B. Marx (Chair). Trauma Exposure and PTSD in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Symposium conducted at the 37th annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

Daily phonotrauma index: An objective correlate of differences in self-reported vocal status in the daily life of females with phonotraumatic vocal hyperfunction at the Annual Fall Voice Conference.

The association of acoustic measures of speech function with communicative participation in ALS at the BU Speech Moton Control Symposium.

Use of the daily phonotrauma index (DPI) to quantify treatment-related changes in the daily voice use of patients with phonotrauma at the 14th International Conference on Advances in Quantitative Laryngology, Voice, and Speech Research, virtual conference.

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