Jeffrey D. Fisher, PhD

Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Emeritus (PI)

Department of Psychological Sciences

Founding Director, Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP)

Research Overview

Dr. Jeffrey Fisher is a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Connecticut and the founding Director of its Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP). He has published extensively on factors associated with HIV risk behavior and has done conceptual and empirical work in the area of increasing HIV preventive behavior. He has designed, implemented, and evaluated several effective HIV risk behavior change interventions in multiple populations. His work also focuses on increasing adherence to ART and on health behavior change in general. Dr. Fisher’s research on HIV to date has involved MSM, injection drug users, heterosexual adolescents, and individuals who are HIV infected. He has been awarded 9 major HIV risk reduction grants for the U.S. National Institutes of Health since 1989.

Dr. Fisher has been involved with over $30.6 million in grants as Principal Investigator, Co-Director, or Co-Investigator, and has been Principal Investigator on $22.7 million in external grants. He has lectured and consulted internationally in the areas of HIV preventive behavior and adherence to medications. In addition, he has served on the National Institute of Mental Health Psychobiological, Biological, and Neuroscience Subcommittee, the Mental Health Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Research Review Committee, and the editorial boards of several journals. Dr. Fisher is a fellow of the American Psychological Society and Divisions 8, 9, and 34 of the American Psychological Association.


PhD, Purdue University, 1975 (social psychology)
MS, Purdue University, 1973
BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1971

Recent Publications

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