Linda Fleisher, PhD, MPH

Linda Fleisher, PhD, MPH
Associate Fellow

Senior Scientist, Children's Hospital of Philadephia, Research Institute, Center for Injury

Public Health Interests

Health Communication, Health Equity

Current Public-Health Related Activities

Dr. Linda Fleisher has extensive experience in health communications, designing and leading both regional and national level programs and research projects addressing patients’ information and decision making needs as well as building partnerships with organizations addressing a broad array of public health issues. Linda also founded Fox Chase Cancer Center's Patient Resource Education Center in 2000, which is one of the first multi-media patient education programs at a comprehensive cancer center, serving over 30,000 people to date. She has had extensive experience in developing and implementing surveys with health professionals and patients, as well as developed and conducted formative research (e.g. focus groups, interviews, usability testing). Linda has recently joined the faculty at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Center for Injury Research and Prevention and is leveraging her extensive background in health communications, digital health and partnerships to lead a digital health initiative focused on translating our knowledge of evaluation and evidence to health app developers, distributors and consumers to ensure that the explosion of mobile health tools are evidence-based and their impact on health improvement are validated.

Select Publications:

Fleisher, L., Wai, C., Myers, R.  Challenges and opportunities: putting into practice research-tested approaches to increase colorectal cancer screening.  Colorectal Cancer (2012) 1(3), 189–192 ISSN 1758-194X.

Fleisher, L., Miller, S., Crookes, D., Kandadai, V., Wen, KY., Slamon, R., Chaivous, J.  Implementation of a Theory-based, Non-clinical Patient Navigator Program to Address Barriers in an Urban Cancer Center Setting.   Journal of Oncology Navigation and Survivorship, (2012).

Fleisher, L., Bass, S.B., Gonzalez, E., Davis, S., Slamon, R., Raivitch, S., Jibaja-Weiss, M., Rustveld, L.O., Kandadai, V., Gibbons, M.C.   Best Practices in Culturally Appropriate Education Approaches, in Ethnicity, Health, and Well-Being, 2014.

Fleisher, L , Ruggieri, D, Miller, SM, Manne, S, Albrecht, T, Buzaglo, J, Collins, M, Katz, M, Kinzy, T, Liu, T, Manning, C, Specker-Charap, E, Millard, J, Miller, D, Poole, D, Raivitch, S, Roach, N, Ross, E, Meropol, N. Application of Best Practice Approaches for Designing Decision Support Tools: The Preparatory Education About Clinical Trials (PRE-ACT) Study, Patient Education &Counseling, 2014