My research focuses on two areas, the first being type 1 diabetes in children. I have worked with survey data to better understand the challenges and barriers faced by children with type 1 diabetes and their caregivers. I am also part of a team working to better understand the quality of care provided to children and youth with type 1 diabetes in British Columbia, using administrative (health system) data. My second area of focus is evaluating the quality of care provided to gender-diverse children and youth at BC Children’s Hospital. The results will inform ongoing quality improvement initiatives, focused on reducing wait times and improving patients’ and caregivers’ satisfaction with care.


Defining a Childhood Type 1 Diabetes Cohort, Clinical Practice Measures, and Outcomes Within Administrative Data in British Columbia
Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Danya Fox and Qian Zhang and Nazrul Islam and Leo Chen and Joseph Leung and Jeffrey Bone and Shazhan Amed
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2023.08.007

Vitamin D Toxicity from an Unusual and Unexpected Source: A Report of 2 Cases
Hormone Research in Paediatrics
DOI: 10.1159/000526755

An Analysis of Self-Reported Barriers to Type 1 Diabetes Care in a Pediatric Population in British Columbia, Canada
Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Ladha, S. and Fox, D. and Bone, J.N. and Amed, S.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2020.10.015

Family conflict in type 1 diabetes: Who is at risk?
Pediatric Diabetes
Danya A. Fox and Jeffrey N. Bone and Shelly Keidar and Shazhan Amed
DOI: 10.1111/pedi.13116

Incidence Trends of Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes in British Columbia, Canada
The Journal of Pediatrics
Kung-Ting Kao and Nazrul Islam and Danya A. Fox and Shazhan Amed
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2020.02.069

Clinical Impact and Cost Efficacy of Newborn Screening for Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
The Journal of Pediatrics
Danya A. Fox and Rebecca Ronsley and Asif R. Khowaja and Alon Haim and Hilary Vallance and Graham Sinclair and Shazhan Amed
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2019.12.057

Non-invasive assessment of aortic stiffness and blood pressure in young Turner syndrome patients.
Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM
Fox DA and Kang KT and Potts JE and Bradley TJ and Stewart LL and Dionne JM and Sandor GGS
DOI: 10.1515/jpem-2018-0346
PubMed: 31042642

Type 1 diabetes outcomes: Does distance to clinic matter?
Pediatric Diabetes
Danya A. Fox and Nazrul Islam and Shazhan Amed
DOI: 10.1111/pedi.12749

Type 1 diabetes incidence and prevalence trends in a cohort of Canadian children and youth
Pediatric Diabetes
Fox, D.A. and Islam, N. and Sutherland, J. and Reimer, K. and Amed, S.
DOI: 10.1111/pedi.12566

Hyperthyroidism hidden by congenital central hypoventilation syndrome
Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism
Danya A. Fox and Debra E. Weese-Mayer and David F. Wensley and Laura L. Stewart
DOI: 10.1515/jpem-2014-0174

A rare cause of hypertension in a healthy 2-year-old female: Questions
Pediatric Nephrology
Danya A. Fox and Douglas G. Matsell and Brenden E. Hursh and Cherry Mammen
DOI: 10.1007/s00467-012-2161-5

A rare cause of hypertension in a healthy 2-year-old female: Answers
Pediatric Nephrology
Danya A. Fox and Douglas G. Matsell and Brenden E. Hursh and Cherry Mammen
DOI: 10.1007/s00467-012-2164-2

Kabuki Syndrome and Crohn Disease in a Child with Familial Hypocalciuric Hypercalcemia
Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism
Josephine Ho and Danya Fox and A. Micheil Innes and Ross McLeod and Decker Butzner and Nicole Johnson and Cynthia Trevenen and Victoria Kendrick and David E. C. Cole
DOI: 10.1515/jpem.2010.156


Reducing wait times while maintaining or increasing patient and caregiver satisfaction with intake appointments at the BC Children’s Hospital Gender Clinic
This is a quality improvement project aimed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the intake process for the Gender Clinic. This project is funded by the Hudson Scholars Program.

Quality of pediatric diabetes care in British Columbia
This research study is using health administrative data to evaluate the quality of care for pediatric type 1 diabetes in BC, and its relationship to clinical outcomes.

Honours & Awards

Hudson Scholar, Quality Improvement Salary Award, 2020-2022

Junior Faculty Travel Award, Endocrine Society, 2020

Laura McRae Award, Best Subspecialty Resident/Fellow at BC Children's Hospital, 2018

University of British Columbia Department of Pediatrics Annual Research Competition, 1st Prize Fellows Competition, 2018

Social Accountability and Community Engagement Initiative Award, University of British Columbia , 2011

Research Group Members

Megan Bobetsis, Research Project Assistant