Linda Fleisher, PhD, MPH

Linda Fleisher, PhD, MPH has over 30 years of experience in health education, health disparities and community engagement, health communications, public health program evaluation, and the development and evaluation of innovative health interventions.  Dr. Fleisher currently has a dual appointment as Associate Research Professor at Fox Chase and a Senior Scientist, Director of Digital Health Initiative at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Research Institute expanding her research in digital health applications and evaluation in pediatric settings.  Dr. Fleisher served as the Director and Principal Investigator of the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service for 17 years serving the tri-state area providing information to the public and providing technical assistance to regional, state and local organizations to enhance cancer prevention and detection. In addition, she was the founder of the Resource Education Center at Fox Chase, a technology-based education service for patients, which includes an instant messaging program. During her tenure at Fox Chase, she received a George Bennett Dissertation Fellowship from the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision-Making to conduct one of the first research studies to examine patterns of use of a web-enabled intervention to assist men with early stage prostate cancer in treatment decision.  In 2013, she also joined the Research Institute at CHOP to lead its Digital Health Initiative focusing from design, user testing, and usability to implementation and evaluation within health care systems.   She has led a number of web and mobile health research studies and also serves as a co-leader of CHOP’s new mHealth Research Affinity Group.