Ann M. Ferris, PhD, RD

Director, Center for Public Health and Health Policy, UConn Health (Affiliate)

Professor of Medicine, Public Health, and Nutritional Sciences

Research Overview

Ann Ferris has worked at the University of Connecticut since 1978. Until 2007, her primary appointment was in Nutritional Sciences when she moved to the Department of Medicine at the UConn Health Center.

Ann’s current research interests include community and public health nutrition, specifically the nature of iron-deficiency anemia and childhood overweight of children living in poverty and community-based participatory research. She is also working on two applications of the IMB model for changing beverage intake and increasing the intake of foods with bio-available iron in preschool children.


Ph.D., University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 1978 (food science and nutrition)
M.S., University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 1975 (food science and nutrition)
B.S., Simmons College, 1967 (nutrition)

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Mailing AddressUniversity of Connecticut Health Center
Department of Medicine
263 Farmington Avenue, MC 6030
Farmington, CT 06030-6030