Nicole Fisher
Nicole Fisher
Nicole Fisher
Nicole Fisher, is a Senior Contributor at The Federalist, the founder and CEO of HHR Strategies, a health and human​ ​rights​ ​focused advising firm. She is also a senior policy advisor on Capitol Hill and expert on health ​reform, technology​ and brain health -​ specifically as they impact vulnerable populations. Fisher​ ​curates a monthly international dinner series, “A Seat at the Table,” bringing to-gether thought leaders for an off-the-record discussion of moving health policy and planning forward. She also runs the nonprofit Global Brain Health Coalition and is pursuing a doctoral degree in health policy​ at the University of North Carolina. Her writing has appeared in numerous journals and publications, and her talks can be found on the United Nations website and various news outlets. Before pursuing her PhD, Fisher earned her master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago and her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri. Her health care and policy work at those institutions emphasized underserved populations, women's and children’s issues, and brain health. She serves on several boards for domestic and international health organizations and frequently speaks on health reform, innovation, human rights, and the context surrounding health.
Qatar’s 2022 World Cup Is Already A Human Trafficking Nightmare

According to a report in 2017 by the International Trade Union Confederation, at least 1,200 foreign workers had died in Qatar since it was awarded the World Cup in 2010.

Your Guide To The Opioid Lawsuits Aiming To Replicate The Big Tobacco Settlement

Very few lawsuits against opioid makers were brought by victims or their families. Instead, they are being filed by cities, state’s attorneys general, and even Native American tribal councils.

Report: 45 Percent Increase In Severe Birth Complications Since 2006, Worse For Black Women

There has been no change in black-white disparities over between 2006 and 2015, and women’s increasing age during pregnancy is only a part of the equation.

White House’s Reorganization Plan Would Make For A Leaner, Better FDA

The administration proposes changing the FDA’s name to the ‘Federal Drug Administration,’ making clear that its focus will solely be on drugs, devices, biologics, and tobacco.

Let’s Remember Kate Spade For The Women’s Role Model She Was

More than those bags, Kate Spade represented girls like myself, from a town in the Midwest, who wanted to leave school and build something that was great and beautiful.

Suicide Rates Show Veterans’ Biggest War Can Happen In Their Minds

The memorial decorations, parades, cookouts, and family time set aside in reverence falls short of recognizing the true loss of life that war brings.

New Analysis Finds Blue States Have Worse Opioid Problems Than Do Red States

WalletHub just released a report on the states with the biggest drug problems in 2018 to highlight the states that are winning and losing the war on drugs.

More People Should Consider Barbara Bush’s Medical Choices For Her Last Days

In a world where we will do everything possible for a few extra hours, the question of ‘should we?’ can be extraordinarily hard for some to grapple with. Barbara Bush showed how.

‘Selfie Surgeries’ Spike As People Seek To Morph Into Filtered Versions Of Themselves

Forty percent of plastic surgeons say looking better in selfies for Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat was an incentive for their patients to seek surgery.

The NCAA Doesn’t Deserve The Level Of Glory Happening Right Now In March Madness

The 2018 men’s college basketball tournament has already set records and produced plenty of thrills with the Retrievers massive upset of #1 seed UVA. It’s far more than the NCAA deserves.

What The Disgrace Of CEO Elizabeth Holmes Says About The Push For Women In STEM

I blame myself and my peers in the STEM movement for not holding Elizabeth Holmes to the same rigor and skepticism as we do so many other ‘innovators’ or potential ‘disruptors.’

Wheaton’s Win Over The Contraceptive Mandate Is A Huge Step Forward For Religious Freedom

‘The years Wheaton College spent in court have finally paid off … this order ensures we won’t have to come back.’

In RadioLab’s Story About An Atheist Who Saved A Magician, Religion And Science Don’t Have To Conflict

A recent RadioLab podcast set out to explore the relationship between religion and science by exploring a human relationship between a magician and an atheist.

5 Most Common Myths About Human Trafficking For Its World Awareness Day

After drug dealing, trafficking of humans is tied with arms dealing as the second largest criminal industry in the world—and is the fastest growing.

Blame Money, Not Anti-Vaxxers, For America’s Too-Low Child Vaccination Rates

The number of recommended vaccines has increased from 10 doses in 1983 to almost 30 doses in 2015—each with an individual monetary and time cost for parents.

McCain’s Battle Against Cancer Is A Fight For Sick Americans

Sen. John McCain been diagnosed at a point in time where prognoses are improving and survival rates are over five years.

How Medical Marijuana Can Help Alleviate Our Pain-Driven Opioid Crisis

To date, research shows marijuana-based chemical compounds can be everything from anti-inflammatory to neuroprotective, with fewer side effects than pain drugs.

Trump Administration Names New Centers For Disease Control Director

Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Tom Price announced Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald will be the new head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

5 Folk Tales That Would Have Taught Rob Kardashian How To Handle Blac Chyna

As the latest Kardashian drama continues to unfold, several lessons have, too. Fables, folktales, and the golden rule offer timeless wisdom.

If Trump Invites The NBA Champs To The White House, Will They Accept?

Based on public interviews and social media, it seems almost no one in the NBA supports the new presidential administration—not even coaches or owners.