Michael Fisher

Assistant Professor


Contact Info

Linthicum Hall, Rm. 121 L


Ph.D., Sociology, University of California at San Francisco, 2013
M.S., Health Systems Administration, Georgetown University, 2005
B.S., Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Studies, University of Southern California, 2002

Areas of Expertise

Health policy
Health program evaluation
Mental health stigma and access to care
Qualitative and mixed methods

Selected Publications

  • Fisher, M. P., & Hamer, M. K. (2020). Qualitative methods in health policy and systems research: A framework for study planning. Qualitative Health Research, 30(12):1899-1912. https://doi.org/10.1177/ 1049732320921143
  • Fisher, M. P., Hill, E. L., Vollet, K., Mayer, A., & Haynes, E. N. (2018). Psychosocial impacts of unconventional natural gas development: Quality of life in Ohio’s Guernsey and Noble Counties. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 55: 90-98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j. jenvp.2017.12.008
  • Elnitsky, C., Fisher, M. P., & Blevins, C. L. (2017). Military service member and veteran reintegration: A conceptual analysis, unified definition, and key domains. Frontiers in Psychology, 8(369). https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00369
  •  Fisher, M. P. (2014). PTSD in the U.S. military, and the politics of prevalence. Social Science and Medicine, 115: 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j. socscimed.2014.05.051
  • Acosta, J. D., Becker, A., Cerully, J., Fisher, M. P., Martin, L. T., Vardavas, R., Slaughter, M. E., & Schell, T. L. (2014). Mental health stigma in the military. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation. https://www.rand.org/pubs/ research_reports/RR426.html
  • Fisher, M. P. & Schell, T. L. (2013). The role and importance of the “D” in PTSD. Santa Monica CA: RAND Corporation. https://www.rand.org/pubs/ occasional_papers/OP389.html
  • Weinick, R. M., Beckjord, E. B., Farmer, C. M., Martin, L. T., Gillen, E. M., Acosta, J. D., Fisher, M. P., Garnett, J., Gonzalez, G., Helmus, T. C., Jaycox, L. H., Reynolds, K. A., Salcedo, N., & Scharf, D. M. (2011). Programs addressing psychological health and traumatic brain injury among U.S. military service members and their families. Santa Monica CA: RAND Corporation. https://www.rand.org/pubs/ research_briefs/RB9606.html

Courses Taught

AHLT 445 Research Methods in Interprofessional Health Studies
HLTH 603 Emerging Issues in the Health of the Nation