Elisa Fisher, MPH, MSW is the Assistant Deputy Director of Population Health and Health Reform in the Center for Health Policy and Programs. Her work at the Academy focuses on research and evaluation related to state health reform and community-based initiatives that promote health equity by increasing access to quality health care and addressing the broader determinants of health. Prior to joining the Academy, she was engaged in evaluations of early childhood and youth development programs, food justice initiatives, and supportive services for victims of violence and abuse in community and academic settings. She also worked as a health care advocate for individuals and families in NYC and served as a member of the AmeriCorps*National Civilian Community Corps. Ms. Fisher holds masters’ degrees in public health and social work from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland.

Recent Posts by Elisa Fisher

Project ECHO: Misplaced Skepticism Should Not Overtake Its Promise

Ongoing and increased investment in high-quality demonstration projects and evaluations is essential to learning more about the conditions under which Project ECHO—a telementoring program—works and fails, and about its potential for improving health care delivery and health outcomes. Read why...