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    William H Fisher PhD

    TitleProfessor
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    DepartmentPsychiatry
    AddressWorcester Recovery Center & Hospital
    309 Belmont Street
    Worcester MA 01604
    Phone508-856-8711
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      InstitutionUMMS - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
      DepartmentClinical Population Health Research

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        1. McCabe PJ, Christopher PP, Pinals DA, Fisher WH. Predictors of criminal justice involvement in severe mania. J Affect Disord. 2013 Jul; 149(1-3):367-74.
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        2. Smelson DA, Kline A, Kuhn J, Rodrigues S, O'Connor K, Fisher W, Sawh L, Kane V. A wraparound treatment engagement intervention for homeless veterans with co-occurring disorders. Psychol Serv. 2013 May; 10(2):161-7.
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        3. Wolff N, Frueh BC, Huening J, Shi J, Epperson MW, Morgan R, Fisher W. Practice informs the next generation of behavioral health and criminal justice interventions. Int J Law Psychiatry. 2013 Jan-Feb; 36(1):1-10.
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        4. McCabe PJ, Christopher PP, Druhn N, Roy-Bujnowski KM, Grudzinskas AJ, Fisher WH. Arrest types and co-occurring disorders in persons with schizophrenia or related psychoses. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2012 Jul; 39(3):271-84.
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        5. Hartwell SW, Deng X, Fisher W, Fulwiler C, Sambamoorthi U, Johnson C, Pinals DA, Sampson L, Siegfriedt J. Harmonizing databases? Developing a quasi-experimental design to evaluate a public mental health re-entry program. Eval Program Plann. 2012 Nov; 35(4):461-72.
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        6. Christopher PP, McCabe PJ, Fisher WH. Prevalence of involvement in the criminal justice system during severe mania and associated symptomatology. Psychiatr Serv. 2012 Jan; 63(1):33-9.
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        7. Fisher WH, Grudzinskas AJ, Roy-Bujnowski KM, Wolff N. Public policy and limits of diversion programs for reducing jail exposure of persons with serious mental illness. Psychiatr Serv. 2011 Dec; 62(12):1503-5.
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        8. Wolff N, Morgan RD, Shi J, Huening J, Fisher WH. Thinking styles and emotional states of male and female prison inmates by mental disorder status. Psychiatr Serv. 2011 Dec; 62(12):1485-93.
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        9. Christopher PP, Arikan R, Pinals DA, Fisher WH, Appelbaum PS. Evaluating psychiatric disability: differences by forensic expertise. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2011; 39(2):183-8.
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        10. Petrila J, Haynes D, Guo J, Fisher W, Dion C, Springer N. Medicaid enrollment rates among individuals arrested in the state of Florida before and at the time of arrest. Psychiatr Serv. 2011 Jan; 62(1):93-6.
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        11. Fisher WH, Simon L, Roy-Bujnowski K, Grudzinskas A, Wolff N, Crockett E, Banks S. Risk of arrest among public mental health services recipients and the general public. Psychiatr Serv. 2011 Jan; 62(1):67-72.
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        12. Fisher WH, Rivard JC. The research potential of administrative data from state mental health agencies. Psychiatr Serv. 2010 Jun; 61(6):546-8.
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        13. Fisher WH, Grisso T. Commentary: civil commitment statutes--40 years of circumvention. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2010; 38(3):365-8.
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        14. Fisher WH, Banks SM, Roy-Bujnowski K, Grudzinskas AJ, Simon LJ, Wolff N. Categorizing temporal patterns of arrest in a cohort of adults with serious mental illness. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2010 Oct; 37(4):477-90.
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        15. Morgan RD, Fisher WH, Duan N, Mandracchia JT, Murray D. Prevalence of criminal thinking among state prison inmates with serious mental illness. Law Hum Behav. 2010 Aug; 34(4):324-36.
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        16. Hartwell SW, Fisher WH, Davis M. Emerging adults with psychiatric disabilities involved with the criminal justice system. Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol. 2010 Oct; 54(5):756-68.
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        17. Macias C, Gold PB, Hargreaves WA, Aronson E, Bickman L, Barreira PJ, Jones DR, Rodican CF, Fisher WH. Preference in random assignment: implications for the interpretation of randomized trials. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2009 Sep; 36(5):331-42.
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        18. Fisher WH, Geller JL, Pandiani JA. The changing role of the state psychiatric hospital. Health Aff (Millwood). 2009 May-Jun; 28(3):676-84.
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        19. Hartwell SW, Fisher WH, Deng X. The impact of regionalization on reentry service outcomes for individuals with severe mental illness. Psychiatr Serv. 2009 Mar; 60(3):394-7.
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        20. Jalal S, Ansari R, Govindan R, Bhatia S, Bruetman D, Fisher W, Masters G, White A, Stover D, Yu M, Hanna N. Pemetrexed in second line and beyond small cell lung cancer: a Hoosier Oncology Group phase II study. J Thorac Oncol. 2009 Jan; 4(1):93-6.
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        21. Davis M, Fisher WH, Gershenson B, Grudzinskas AJ, Banks SM. Justice system involvement into young adulthood: comparison of adolescent girls in the public mental health system and in the general population. Am J Public Health. 2009 Feb; 99(2):234-6.
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        22. Hanna N, Neubauer M, Yiannoutsos C, McGarry R, Arseneau J, Ansari R, Reynolds C, Govindan R, Melnyk A, Fisher W, Richards D, Bruetman D, Anderson T, Chowhan N, Nattam S, Mantravadi P, Johnson C, Breen T, White A, Einhorn L. Phase III study of cisplatin, etoposide, and concurrent chest radiation with or without consolidation docetaxel in patients with inoperable stage III non-small-cell lung cancer: the Hoosier Oncology Group and U.S. Oncology. J Clin Oncol. 2008 Dec 10; 26(35):5755-60.
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        23. Fisher WH, Wolff N, Grudzinskas AJ, Roy-Bujnowski K, Banks SM, Clayfield J. Drug-related arrests in a cohort of public mental health service recipients. Psychiatr Serv. 2007 Nov; 58(11):1448-53.
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        24. Davis M, Banks SM, Fisher WH, Gershenson B, Grudzinskas AJ. Arrests of adolescent clients of a public mental health system during adolescence and young adulthood. Psychiatr Serv. 2007 Nov; 58(11):1454-60.
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        25. Fisher WH, Drake RE. Forensic mental illness and other policy misadventures. Commentary on "extending assertive community treatment to criminal justice settings: origins, current evidence, and future directions". Community Ment Health J. 2007 Oct; 43(5):545-8.
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        26. Geller JL, Fisher WH, Grudzinskas AJ, Clayfield JC, Lawlor T. Involuntary outpatient treatment as "desintitutionalized coercion": the net-widening concerns. Int J Law Psychiatry. 2006 Nov-Dec; 29(6):551-62.
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        27. Fisher WH, Roy-Bujnowski KM, Grudzinskas AJ, Clayfield JC, Banks SM, Wolff N. Patterns and prevalence of arrest in a statewide cohort of mental health care consumers. Psychiatr Serv. 2006 Nov; 57(11):1623-8.
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        28. Fisher WH, Silver E, Wolff N. Beyond criminalization: toward a criminologically informed framework for mental health policy and services research. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2006 Sep; 33(5):544-57.
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        29. Biebel K, Nicholson J, Geller J, Fisher W. A national survey of state mental health authority programs and policies for clients who are parents: a decade later. Psychiatr Q. 2006; 77(2):119-28.
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        30. Macias C, Barreira P, Hargreaves W, Bickman L, Fisher W, Aronson E. Impact of referral source and study applicants' preference for randomly assigned service on research enrollment, service engagement, and evaluative outcomes. Am J Psychiatry. 2005 Apr; 162(4):781-7.
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        31. Grudzinskas AJ, Clayfield JC, Roy-Bujnowski K, Fisher WH, Richardson MH. Integrating the criminal justice system into mental health service delivery: the worcester diversion experience. Behav Sci Law. 2005; 23(2):277-93.
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        32. Jones DR, Macias C, Barreira PJ, Fisher WH, Hargreaves WA, Harding CM. Prevalence, severity, and co-occurrence of chronic physical health problems of persons with serious mental illness. Psychiatr Serv. 2004 Nov; 55(11):1250-7.
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        33. Davis M, Banks S, Fisher W, Grudzinskas A. Longitudinal patterns of offending during the transition to adulthood in youth from the mental health system. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2004 Oct-Dec; 31(4):351-66.
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        34. Pinals DA, Packer IK, Fisher W, Roy-Bujnowski K. Relationship between race and ethnicity and forensic clinical triage dispositions. Psychiatr Serv. 2004 Aug; 55(8):873-8.
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        35. Leff HS, McPartland JC, Banks S, Dembling B, Fisher W, Allen IE. Service quality as measured by service fit and mortality among public mental health system service recipients. Ment Health Serv Res. 2004 Jun; 6(2):93-107.
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        36. Fisher WH, Normand SL, Dickey B, Packer IK, Grudzinskas AJ, Azeni H. Managed mental health care's effects on arrest and forensic commitment. Int J Law Psychiatry. 2004 Jan-Feb; 27(1):65-77.
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        37. Fisher WH, Packer IK, Banks SM, Smith D, Simon LJ, Roy-Bujnowski K. Self-reported lifetime psychiatric hospitalization histories of jail detainees with mental disorders: comparison with a non-incarcerated national sample. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2002 Nov; 29(4):458-65.
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        38. Fisher WH, Dickey B, Normand SL, Packer IK, Grudzinskas AJ, Azeni H. Use of a state inpatient forensic system under managed mental health care. Psychiatr Serv. 2002 Apr; 53(4):447-51.
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        39. Finnerty M, Altmansberger R, Bopp J, Carpinello S, Docherty JP, Fisher W, Jensen P, Krishnan P, Mittleman M, Olfson M, Tricarico J, White T, Felton C. Using state administrative and pharmacy data bases to develop a clinical decision support tool for schizophrenia guidelines. Schizophr Bull. 2002; 28(1):85-94.
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        40. Brown AP, Fishbein DJ, Fisher WH. "Titicut follow-up": successful transfer of assaultive patients from a high security facility to a less restrictive setting. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2001 Sep; 29(1):67-79.
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        41. Fisher WH, Barreira PJ, Lincoln AK, Simon LJ, White AW, Roy-Bujnowski K, Sudders M. Insurance status and length of stay for involuntarily hospitalized patients. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2001 Aug; 28(3):334-46.
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        42. Fisher WH, Barreira PJ, Geller JL, White AW, Lincoln AK, Sudders M. Long-stay patients in state psychiatric hospitals at the end of the 20th century. Psychiatr Serv. 2001 Aug; 52(8):1051-6.
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        43. Fisher WH, Packer IK, Simon LJ, Smith D. Community mental health services and the prevalence of severe mental illness in local jails: are they related? Adm Policy Ment Health. 2000 Jul; 27(6):371-82.
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        44. Fisher WH, Packer IK, Grisso T, McDermeit M, Brown JM. From case management to court clinic: examining forensic system involvement of persons with severe mental illness. Ment Health Serv Res. 2000 Mar; 2(1):41-9.
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        45. Penk WE, Flannery RB, Irvin E, Geller J, Fisher W, Hanson MA. Characteristics of substance-abusing persons with schizophrenia: the paradox of the dually diagnosed. J Addict Dis. 2000; 19(1):23-30.
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        46. Crawford K, Fisher WH, McDermeit M. Racial/ethnic disparities in admissions to public and private psychiatric inpatient settings: the effect of managed care. Adm Policy Ment Health. 1998 Nov; 26(2):101-9.
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        47. Nicholson J, Young SD, Simon LJ, Fisher WH, Bateman A. Privatized Medicaid managed care in Massachusetts: disposition in child and adolescent mental health emergencies. J Behav Health Serv Res. 1998 Aug; 25(3):279-92.
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        48. Geller JL, Brown JM, Fisher WH, Grudzinskas AJ, Manning TD. A national survey of "consumer empowerment" at the state level. Psychiatr Serv. 1998 Apr; 49(4):498-503.
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        49. Geller JL, Fisher WH, McDermeit M, Brown JM. The effects of public managed care on patterns of intensive use of inpatient psychiatric services. Psychiatr Serv. 1998 Mar; 49(3):327-32.
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        50. Geller JL, Fisher WH, McDermeit M, White C. The rights of state hospital patients: from state hospitals to their alternatives. Adm Policy Ment Health. 1998 Mar; 25(4):387-401.
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        51. Fisher WH, Lindrooth RC, Norton EC, Dickey B. How managed care organizations develop selective contracting networks for psychiatric inpatient care: a Massachusetts case study. Inquiry. 1998-1999 Winter; 35(4):417-31.
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        52. Geller J, Grudzinskas AJ, McDermeit M, Fisher WH, Lawlor T. The efficacy of involuntary outpatient treatment in Massachusetts. Adm Policy Ment Health. 1998 Jan; 25(3):271-85.
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        53. Appelbaum KL, Fisher WH. Judges' assumptions about the appropriateness of civil and forensic commitment. Psychiatr Serv. 1997 May; 48(5):710-2.
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        54. Geller JL, McDermeit M, Grudzinskas AJ, Lawlor T, Fisher WH. A competency-based approach to court-ordered outpatient treatment. New Dir Ment Health Serv. 1997; (75):81-95.
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        55. Upshur CC, Benson PR, Clemens E, Fisher WH, Leff HS, Schutt R. Closing state mental hospitals in Massachusetts: policy, process, and impact. Int J Law Psychiatry. 1997; 20(2):199-217.
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        56. Nicholson J, Young SD, Simon L, Bateman A, Fisher WH. Impact of Medicaid managed care on child and adolescent emergency mental health screening in Massachusetts. Psychiatr Serv. 1996 Dec; 47(12):1344-50.
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        57. Grisso T, Cocozza JJ, Steadman HJ, Greer A, Fisher WH. A national survey of hospital -and community-based approaches to pretrial mental health evaluations. Psychiatr Serv. 1996 Jun; 47(6):642-4.
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        58. Nicholson J, Geller JL, Fisher WH. "Sylvia Frumkin" has a baby: a case study for policymakers. Psychiatr Serv. 1996 May; 47(5):497-501.
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        59. Fisher WH, Simon L, Geller JL, Penk WE, Irvin EA, White CL. Case mix in the "downsizing" state hospital. Psychiatr Serv. 1996 Mar; 47(3):255-62.
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        60. Geller JL, Fisher WH, McDermeit M. A national survey of mobile crisis services and their evaluation. Psychiatr Serv. 1995 Sep; 46(9):893-7.
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        61. White CL, Nicholson J, Fisher WH, Geller JL. Mothers with severe mental illness caring for children. J Nerv Ment Dis. 1995 Jun; 183(6):398-403.
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        62. White CL, Bateman A, Fisher WH, Geller JL. Factors associated with admission to public and private hospitals from a psychiatric emergency screening site. Psychiatr Serv. 1995 May; 46(5):467-72.
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        63. Fisher WH, Dickey B. Regional variation in service system performance: comparing the perceptions of key stakeholders. J Ment Health Adm. 1995; 22(1):68-76.
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        64. Geller JL, Fisher WH. The linear continuum of transitional residences: debunking the myth. Am J Psychiatry. 1993 Jul; 150(7):1070-6.
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        65. Nicholson J, Geller JL, Fisher WH, Dion GL. State policies and programs that address the needs of mentally ill mothers in the public sector. Hosp Community Psychiatry. 1993 May; 44(5):484-9.
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        66. Fisher WH, Dorwart RA, Schlesinger M, Epstein S, Davidson H. The role of general hospitals in the privatization of inpatient treatment for serious mental illness. Hosp Community Psychiatry. 1992 Nov; 43(11):1114-9.
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        67. Geller JL, White C, Fisher W, Sorgi P, Jarvey AM. State hospital patients' views about Operation Desert Storm. Hosp Community Psychiatry. 1992 Aug; 43(8):833-5.
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        68. Appelbaum KL, Fisher WH, Nestelbaum Z, Batemen A. Are pretrial commitments for forensic evaluation used to control nuisance behavior? Hosp Community Psychiatry. 1992 Jun; 43(6):603-7.
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        69. Fisher WH, Geller JL, Altaffer F, Bennett MB. The relationship between community resources and state hospital recidivism. Am J Psychiatry. 1992 Mar; 149(3):385-90.
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        70. Geller JL, Fisher WH, Bertsch G. Who repeats? A follow-up study of state hospital patients' firesetting behavior. Psychiatr Q. 1992; 63(2):143-57.
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        71. Geller JL, Fisher WH, Moynihan K. Adult lifetime prevalence of firesetting behaviors in a state hospital population. Psychiatr Q. 1992; 63(2):129-42.
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        72. Fisher WH, Dorwart RA, Schlesinger M, Davidson H. Contracting between public agencies and private psychiatric inpatient facilities. Med Care. 1991 Aug; 29(8):766-74.
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        73. Geller JL, Fisher WH, Kaye NS. Effect of evaluations of competency to stand trial on the state hospital in an era of increased community services. Hosp Community Psychiatry. 1991 Aug; 42(8):818-23.
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        74. Moak GS, Fisher WH. Geriatric patients and services in state hospitals: data from a national survey. Hosp Community Psychiatry. 1991 Mar; 42(3):273-6.
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        75. Geller JL, Fisher WH, Wirth-Cauchon JL, Simon LJ. Second-generation deinstitutionalization, I: The impact of Brewster v. Dukakis on state hospital case mix. Am J Psychiatry. 1990 Aug; 147(8):982-7.
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        76. Geller JL, Fisher WH, Simon LJ, Wirth-Cauchon JL. Second-generation deinstitutionalization, II: The impact of Brewster v. Dukakis on correlates of community and hospital utilization. Am J Psychiatry. 1990 Aug; 147(8):988-93.
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        77. Fisher WH, Geller JL, Wirth-Cauchon J. Empirically assessing the impact of mobile crisis capacity on state hospital admissions. Community Ment Health J. 1990 Jun; 26(3):245-53.
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        78. Fisher WH, Phillips BF. Modeling the growth of long-stay populations in public mental hospitals. Soc Sci Med. 1990; 30(12):1341-7.
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        79. Fisher WH, Geller JL, Costello DJ, Phillips BF. Projecting inpatient admissions to state facilities in the 1990s. Hosp Community Psychiatry. 1989 Jul; 40(7):747-9.
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        80. Fisher WH, Pierce GL, Appelbaum PS. How flexible are our civil commitment statutes? Hosp Community Psychiatry. 1988 Jul; 39(7):711-2.
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        81. Fisher RL, Johnstone WT, Fisher WH, Goldkamp OG. Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita: a clinical investigation. J Pediatr. 1970 Feb; 76(2):255-61.
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