Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Fran Scott

BSc (Toronto), MD (McMaster), MSc (McMaster), FRCPC

Associate Professor, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine (pending)

Associate Member, McMaster Institute of Environment and Health

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Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
McMaster University Health Sciences Centre, Room 2C18
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON  L8S 4K1

Academic Interests

Fran Scott is a public health physician and educator with extensive experience in local public health practice and scholarly work in epidemiology, environmental health and equity. Her academic interests are diverse, interdisciplinary and include education scholarship into portfolios in graduate education, health equity indicators, healthy public policy and local public health governance.

Selected Publications

  1. Robert Schwartz, Alex Price, Raisa B. Deber and Fran Scott; Hopes and Realities of Public Health Accountability Policies, Health Care Policy (in press 2014)
  2. Fok-Han Leung, Fran Scott and Ingrid Tyler; YouTube for Just-in-Time Faculty Development (Short Communication),
    J Community Med Health Educ 2014, 4:2
  3. Fran Scott; Epidemiology Online Modules: A Student‐Centred Interactive Approach to Learn, Bulletin 4 OIME Newsletter April 2013
    Onye Nnorom, Patricia Rodney, Fran Scott, Christopher Morgan:  Assessing the breadth of research on African Canadian Health: A scoping review on diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer  (submitted)
  4. Fran Scott: Teaching Public Health in Medical School: An Ounce of Prevention to Make it Work UTMJ 89(1), Dec 2011
    Ian Johnson, Fran Scott, Niall Byrne, Katherine MacRury and Jay Rosenfield; Integration of Community Health Teaching in the Undergraduate Medicine Curriculum at the University of Toronto; AJPM 41(4S3), Oct 2011
  5. A Abelsohn, L Vanderlinden, J Archibold, F Scott, T Brown; Counseling Women in Reproductive Years about Healthy Fish Consumption and Reduced Mercury Exposure CFP Jan 2011
  6. Shah PS, Balkhair T, Ohlsson A, Beyene J,  Scott F, Frick C on behalf of Knowledge Synthesis Group on LBW/preterm birth. Intention to become pregnant and low birth weight and preterm birth: A systematic review, Maternal Child Health J Dec 2009.
  7. Poverty and Health Series Ontario Medical Review
    1. Why poverty makes us sick 75(5) 32-37 2008
    2. Identifying poverty in your practice and community 75(5) 39-43 2008
    3. Strategies for physicians to mitigate the health effects of poverty 75(5) 45-49 2008
    4. The many faces of poverty 75(6) 31-36 2008
    5. Poverty reduction: policy options and perspectives 75(6) 42-48 2008
    Ontario Physicians Poverty Work Group (G Bloch, V Etches, C Gardner, R Pellizzari, M Rachlis, F Scott, I Tamari)

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