I am 5th year graduate student in Michelle Salyers' lab. I have a broad interest in helping people with severe mental illness lead more recovery-oriented lives. I received my undergraduate degree from University of Richmond in 2011, and then my Masters of Arts in Psychology from Boston University in 2014. I began my interest in severe mental illness after graduating college and working in an inpatient psychiatric facility conducting clinical drug trials on antipsychotics. While attending Boston University, I was co-mentored by Dr. Kim Mueser and Dr. Susan McGurk in the area of severe mental illness, as well as Dr. Michael Otto in the area of health psychology. An emerging area of interest of mine has been in reducing physical health disparities for those with severe mental illness, especially through the use of digital technology.
Luther, L., Buck, B. E., Fischer, M. W., Johnson-Kwochka, A. V., Coffin, G., & Salyers, M. P. (2020). Examining Potential Barriers to mHealth Implementation and Engagement in Schizophrenia: Phone Ownership and Symptom Severity. Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science, 1-10.
Fischer, M.W., Johnson-Kwochka, A.V., Firmin, R.L., Sheehan, L.L., Corrigan, P.W., & Salyers, M.P. (2020). Patient, client, consumer, or service user: An empirical investigation into the impact of label on stigmatizing attitudes. Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation. 43(3), 197–204.
Holm, T., Thomsen, D. K., Huling, K. S., Fischer, M. W., & Lysaker, P. H. (2020). Narrative Identity, Metacognition, and Well-Being in Patients With Schizophrenia or HIV. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease.
Luther, L.L. Fischer, M.W., Johnson-Kwochka, A.V. McCormick, B., Lapish, C., Minor, K. Salyers, M.P. (2020). Mobile Enhancement of Motivation in Schizophrenia: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of a Personalized Text Message Intervention for Motivation Deficits. Journal of Clinical and Consulting Psychology, 88 (10), 93.
Fischer, M. W., Dimaggio, G., Hochheiser, J., Vohs, J. L., Phalen, P., & Lysaker, P. H. (2020). Metacognitive capacity is related to self-reported social functioning and may moderate the effects of symptoms on interpersonal behavior. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 208(2), 138-142.
Luther, L., Bonfils, K. A., Fischer, M. W., Johnson-Kwochka, A. V., & Salyers, M. P. (2020). Metacognition moderates the relationship between self-reported and clinician-rated motivation in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research: Cognition, 19, 100-140.