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About William H. Fisher

Dr. William H. Fisher, Ph.D., is Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry in the Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His major research interests include: Research on systems involved with severely mentally ill adults; Mental health policy and law; Interface of the criminal justice and mental health systems; Social deviance and social control; Statistical analysis and research methodology; Social epidemiology of mental disorders.


Present Professor Emeritus of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Present Adjunct Professor, Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Psychiatry

Curriculum Vitae

Honors and Awards

  • Massachusetts Department of Mental Health Distinguished Service Award for “Distinguished record of significant contributions in academic research to improve public sector mental health services" (2006)
  • American Public Health Association Mental Health Section Award (2001)
  • Commissioner's Recognition Award, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (1995)
  • Christopher Walker Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Health Policy and Social Medicine, Harvard University (1988)

Contact Information

School of Criminology and Justice Studies
Health and Social Sciences Building, Suite 4
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Lowell, Massachusetts 01854
Tel. 978-934-4108
Fax 978-934-3077

Articles (113)