Renee Fox, M.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics of the University of Maryland's School of Medicine in Baltimore. She is a graduate of Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences and received her M.D. from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She remained in Rochester to complete her pediatric residency at the University of Rochester, later joining the fellowship program at the Joint Program for Neonatology at the Harvard Medical School.
In 1986 she joined the faculty at the University of Maryland. In 2004-2005 she was a fellow in the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women at Drexel College of Medicine, an in-depth program focused on preparing senior women faculty to move into leadership positions in academic medicine.
She was the Head of the Division of Neonatology (2001-2008), Consortium Chief of Hospital Based Programs, Director of Clinical Affairs for the Department of Pediatrics (2000-2008), Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the University of Maryland Medical Center (1995-2007), and Medical Co-Director of the Maryland Regional Neonatal Transport Program (1995-2007), a joint program of the University of Maryland Medical Center and the Johns Hopkins Childrens Center. Dr. Fox has served as chairman of the Perinatal Advisory Committee for the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services System. This committee developed review processes for levels of perinatal care for the state and transport services for newborns.
A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow (2007-2010), she was Selected as first Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow to work in the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). Working in the Health and Human Resources (HHR) group under the Director of the CBO, Peter Orszag and Bruce Vavrichek, HHR Assistant Director, Dr. Fox participated in and contributed to research efforts to develop two recent reports to Congress. One report, "Key Issues in Analyzing Major Health Insurance Proposals, A CBO Study" (Congressional Budget Office, Congress of the United States, December 18, 2008) was intended for Members and Hill Staff as a guide for developing legislation in the next Congress. The other report, "Budget Options: Volume 1, Health Care" (CBO, December 2008) is an expanded version of the health section of CBO's Budget Options Volume. This report focuses on more incremental changes, with brief descriptions and 10-year budget projections.
Since her return to the University of Maryland School of Medicine in September, 2008, Dr. Fox has worked with the Baltimore City Department of Health on the recently released strategic plan "Improving Birth Outcomes in Baltimore City", as well as working with the University of Maryland School of Medicine Office of Policy and Planning. Throughout her career, she has worked to improve the access and quality of care provided to mothers and their infants in Maryland.
Health Disparities in Children, Clinical Research Trials
PI: Carol Greene, MD (CoPI-2%)
"Integrated Care Plan for Children with Special Health Care Needs within a Medical Home"
New York-Mid-Atlantic Consortium for Genetic and Newborn Screening services
(PI-5%) “B’more for Healthy Babies Upton/Druid Heights”
Family League of Baltimore City
RFP Strategy to Improve Birth Outcomes: Community-Based Services
Total Direct Costs: $599,695.
(PI-2%) “A Pharmacokinetic, Pharmacodynamic and Shortterm Safety Study of Single and Multiple Day Doses of Rabeprazole Sodium in Neonates and Pre-Term Infants with a Corrected Age of Less than 44 weeks with a Diagnosis of Presumptive GERD”
Johnson & Johnson, Inc. Multicenter Clinical Trial Contract.
Donohue PK, Hussey-Gardner B, Sulpar LJ, Fox RE, Aucott SW. Convalescent Care of NICU Infants in Community Hospitals: Risk or Benefit? Pediatrics 2009 July;124:105-111. (doi:10.1542/peds.2008-0880).
Donohue PK, Hussey-Garner B. Sulpar LJ, Fox RE, Aucott SW. Parents' Perception of the Back-transport of Very Low Birthweight Infants to Community Hospitals, Journal of Perinatology, Accepted with Revisions.
Contributor to: Budget Options Volume 1 Health Care, Chapter 11: Health Behavior and Health Promotion, Congressional Budget Office, Congress of the United States, December 2008.
Contributor to: Key Issues in Analyzing Major Health Insurance Proposals, A CBO Study. Chapter 7: Changes in Health Habits and Medical Practice, Congressional Budget Office, Congress of the United States, December 18, 2008.
Non-peer-reviewed Journal Articles
Fox RE, Trautman DE, The Epidemic of Childhood Obesity: A Case for Primary Prevention and Action. Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care. 2009:4 In press. Invited commentary.