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.
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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.

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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

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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.

7 Kinds Of Sports Fans You Don’t Want To Be When Your Team Wins

Sports fans really are the best. Until they are the worst. Without fail, there are always the fans who go too far.

Who Really Won The Last Presidential Debate? Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary

The real American hero last night was the fact checker of all fact checkers, Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary and Thesaurus.

Ricardo Lockette Opens Up About His Near-Death Experience

Ricardo Lockette is proof that a single hit can change not only one life, but many.

Congress Accuses NFL Of Trying To Influence Concussion Research

The NFL is trying to distract from the reality that investigators are closing in on how they’ve downplayed player brain injuries.

3 Reasons Men Send Private Pics

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Kerry Washington Offers A Model Response To Airbrushing

Actress Kerry Washington demonstrates how a lady can express displeasure without torching people.

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NFL On Defense After Two Weeks Of Concussion Bombshells

We’ll probably see more PR from the NFL over admissions it’s been lying about player concussions for 13 years.