Kathleen Fisher

Kathleen Fisher



Division of Graduate Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice Department

215-762-1208 P
215-762-1259 F

Bellet Building, Rm. 521

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.