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.
New Research Suggests Fluoride In Drinking Water Can Reduce Unborn Babies’ Later IQ

Without any known health benefits of fluoride to babies, and with known potential harms, expectant mothers would do well to decrease or limit the amount of fluoride they consume.

Democrats Studiously Avoid Discussing How A Broke America Would Pay For Socialized Medicine

Democrats find abolishing private health insurance more controversial than making taxpayers pay for all abortions and for the care of illegally present foreigners in the U.S.

Even Democrats Don’t Like Democrats’ Talking Points On Health Care

Despite dedicated time for all 10 Democratic candidates to lay out a plan or set themselves apart in the 2020 presidential health debate, nothing of substance came from the first night.

New Typeface Helps You Remember What You Read — By Erasing It

A new study suggests that when our brain works harder to read or write something, the better we recall the information. Enter Sans Forgetica!

Walmart Sued For Selling Homeopathic ‘Snake Oil’

An estimated 5 million adults and 1 million children used homeopathy in the past year. Those who practice it believe microscopic amounts of natural substances can stimulate natural healing.

Without Action Now, Drug-Resistant Diseases May Create Pandemics

In the United States, antimicrobial resistance causes more than 2 million infections and 23,000 deaths per year—the equivalent of a Boeing 747 crashing each week. 

What Research Says About How Religion Affects Your Health

Despite ample reason to believe that faith in a higher power is associated with improved health, very little is still known about the effect religion has on the living body.

Screen Time Is Worse For Kids’ Brains Than We Thought

A study from the National Institutes of Health found that children who consume two hours of media a day have lower thinking and language scores on tests than peers who didn’t.

Beware The DNA Testing Hype About What Diseases You’re Going To Get

Testing is not a cure. Therapies are not a cure. Would you really want to know if you are going to develop Alzheimer’s disease?

U.S. Surgeon General Says It’s High Time To Relax Marijuana Rules

He believes the marijuana’s current classification inhibits research for medical advancements that include cannabis and cannabinoids.

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.