Edwin B. Fisher, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Health Behavior in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his Ph.D. in 1972 in Clinical Psychology from Stony Brook University.
He is also Global Director of Peers for Progress, a program that is building the evidence base for peer support interventions, disseminating resources and guides for program development and quality improvement, and promoting networking among peer support programs to pursue integration of peer support in health care and preventive services around the world.
In addition to his work in diabetes, his research has addressed health challenges in asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, smoking and smoking cessation, and weight management. His approaches to these problems have included self management, social support, and community based health promotion, including studies of community based programs for underserved, minority groups.