About Sickkids
About SickKids

Elizabeth Ford-Jones, MD, FRCP(C)

The Hospital for Sick Children
Social Paediatrics
Infectious Diseases

University of Toronto
Professor
Paediatrics

Chair Positions

Paediatrics
Social Pediatrics
Professor

Other Positions

Paediatrics and Child Health
The official journal of the Canadian Paediatric Society
Co-Editor


Phone: 416-813-5443
Fax: 416-813-7479
e-mail: lee.ford-jones@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Asst Valerie Daniels
Alternate Phone: 416-813-6120
Alternate e-mail: valerie.daniels@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Elizabeth Lee Ford-Jones is an Infectious Diseases Specialist and Clinical Researcher at The Hospital for Sick Children, in the Department of Paediatrics and Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto. She has special interests in vaccine preventable diseases, childhood encephalitis, congenital infections and infections in Day care centre attendees. Dr. Ford-Jones is Co-Editor the Canadian Paediatric Society Journal, Paediatrics and Child Health. She has been a member of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization and the Canadian Paediatric Society Infectious Diseases and Immunization Committee. She was Project Director for the CPS book addressing the health and safety of children in child care centre and family day care home, Well Beings - a guide to the physical health, safety and emotional well being in Child care Centres and Family Day Care Homes. She was also involved with the initiation of the Canadian Paediatric Society's book, Children and Youth New to Canada.

Areas of Specialty:
Burden of Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Congenital Infections, Encephalitis, Infections in Day Care Centre Attendees

Clinical Care Activities
Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Congenital Infections, Encephalitis, Infections in Day Care Centre Attendees.

Academic Background

MD, FRCP(C)
Montreal Children's Hospital, McGill University, 1979-07-01 - 1981-06-01

Research Interests

Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Congenital Infections, Encephalitis, Infections in Day Care Centre Attendees.

Research Activities

Local Investigator, IMPACT, funded by Health Canada, administered by Canadian Paediatric Society; Encephalitis Registry


Future Research Interests

Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Congenital Infections, Encephalitis, Infections in Day Care Centre Attendees.

Publications

Ford-Jones EL, Wang E, Petric M, Corey P, Moineddin R, Fearon M for The Greater Toronto Area/Peel Region PRESI* Study Group: Hospitalization for community-acquired Rotavirus - Associated diarrhea - A prospective longitudinal population-based study during the seasonal outbreak. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 2000: 154: pp 578-585.

Ford-Jones EL, Wang E, Petric M, Corey P, Moineddin R, Fearon M for The Greater Toronto Area/Peel Region PRESI* Study Group: Rotavirus - Associated diarrhea in out-patient care settings and child care centers. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 2000: 154: pp 586-593.

Waters V, Ford-Jones EL, Petric M, Fearon M, Corey P, Moineddein R and members of the PRESI Group: Etiology of community-acquired pediatric viral diarrhea a prospective longitudinal study in hospitals, emergency departments, pediatric practices, and child care centers during the winter rotavirus outbreak, 1997-1998. Pediatric Infectious Diseases 2000: 19: pp 843-8.

Ford-Jones EL, Fearon M, Leber C, Dwight P, Mysiak M, Cole B, Greene P, Artes S, McGeer A, D'Cunha C, Naus M: Human surveillance for West Nile Virus Infection, Ontario, Summer-Fall, 2000 - Implications for 2001. Canadian Medical Association Journal 2002: 166: pp 29-35.

Ford-Jones EL, Jacob Friedberg, Alison McGeer, Kim Simpson, Ruth Croxford, Barbara Willey, Peter C. Coyte, James D. Kellner, Hamid Daya, and members of the Toronto Antibiotic Resistance at Myrimgotomy Study Group: Microbiologic findings and risk factors for antimicrobial resistance at myringotomy for tympanosotmy tube placement - a prospective study of 601 children in Toronto. International Journal of Pediatric Otolarngology 2002: 00 (2002): pp 1-17.

Heurter H, Breen-Reid K, Aronson L, Lingard L, Manning D, Ford-Jones EL: Knowledge and attitudes about routine childhood immunization - a survey of pediatric nurses in a tertiary care center. Canadian Nurse 2003.