Ann Ferris

Professor Emerita

Medicine and Public Health (UConn Health Center)


Professional Interests:

  • For over 20 years Dr. Ferris’s research team has been dedicated to explaining, preventing, and treating the high occurrence of food related conditions, particularly childhood obesity and iron-deficiency anemia in underserved and poor families. Participatory research models frame the work of this group with communities, family, and health care and social service providers. Although most of their past and currently funded work supports the need for community and family based interventions grounded in theoretical models of behavior change, sustainability of newly acquired food behavior skills requires a supportive environment. Consequently, in the last five years, the group added new lines of research in food systems, particularly food access in corner stores and shaping the environment to promote healthy food selection in parallel with our education based interventions.
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Contact Information
Phone860 679 8196
Fax860 679 1650
Mailing Address195 Farmington Avenue Suite 2100 Farmington, CT 06032-6030
Office LocationSuite 2100
CampusUConn Health Center