Elizabeth Fox

Hecht-Levi Fellow

Elizabeth Fox, PhD, is a nutritionist and a social scientist whose work focuses on improving the design and implementation of nutrition policies such that they effectively reach intended beneficiaries in culturally sensitive ways.

She is a Hecht-Levi Fellow with the Berman Institute of Bioethics, working in the Global Food Ethics and Policy Program (GFEPP) with Jessica Fanzo. She researches food and nutrition ethics, considering ethical questions related to nutrition. Her work centers on the ethical aspects of nutrition policy decisions, and individuals’ nutritional experiences in the context of value tradeoffs.

Elizabeth received her BS at the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University with a minor in Global Health. Thereafter, she worked at the Women, Infants and Children program in San Diego, California and with Les Centres GHESKIO, an HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis clinic in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Elizabeth received her PhD in International Nutrition at Cornell University where she worked with Haitian HIV-infected mothers in Port-au-Prince to better understand their perceptions and prioritizations of infant feeding messages.

On Twitter: @Doctora_Fox


BS, Cornell University
PhD, Cornell University


Downs, S., Fox, E.L. and Fanzo, J., 2017. Mitigating climate change with a carbon tax on foods: What are the ethical implications?. The FASEB Journal, 31(1 Supplement), pp.651-7.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Fox EL, Pelto GP, Bar H, Rasmussen KM, Young SL, Debrosse GM, Rouzier V, Pape JW, Pelletier DL. When the reality of breastfeeding sets in: How HIV-infected mothers’ perceptions about infant feeding messages change over time. (In preparation)

Fox EL, Pelto GP, Young SL, Rasmussen KM, Debrosse GM, Rouzier V, Pape JW, Pelleter DL. “What am I to do? … I needed to breastfeed”: An ethnographic study of Haitian mothers’ experiences with breastfeeding in the first week postpartum. (In preparation)

Fox EL, Pelto GP, Rasmussen KM, Young SL, Rouzier V, Debrosse GM, Pape JW, Pelletier DL. Who knows what – An exploration of the infant feeding message environment and intra-cultural differences in message salience between health workers, HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected mothers in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (In preparation)

Koenig SP, Bornstein A, Severe K, Fox E, Dévieux JG, Severe P, Joseph P, Marcelin A, Bright A, Cremieux P, Pape JW. 2015. A second look at the association between gender and mortality on antiretroviral therapy. PLOS ONE 10(11):e0142101.


Fox E*, Toure D*, Beaulier JM, Heidkamp R, Gervais S, Pelletier D. Feasibility of a multiple intervention indicator. Operations Research Report, Integrated Community Nutrition Program “Program Assessment Guide”. Haitian Ministry of Health, UNICEF and Micronutrient Initiative. 2012.   *equal contributions