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Kathleen Fisher

Kathleen Fisher



Graduate Nursing
Nursing PhD
Advanced Practice Nursing

267.359.5821 P
267.359.5843 F
1601 Cherry Street, Room 376

Dr. Kathleen Fisher is a tenured associate professor with the College of Nursing and Health Professions and is a member of the Graduate Faculty at Drexel University. Dr. Fisher is a researcher, nurse practitioner, and nursing educator. 

Research Interests:

Dr. Fisher’s research focuses on decision making in vulnerable populations i.e. individuals with intellectual disability. She has completed an NIH (i.e. National Institutes of Nursing Research) study (2005-2008) assessing decision making by proxy for individuals with intellectual disability. Dr Fisher utilizes mixed methods in her research. She completed a phenomenology in 2008 funded by the Health Research Formula Fund i.e. Tobacco Fund, to study the parents perspective in health care decision making for those with intellectual disability in Pennsylvania.