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William H Fisher PhD

TitleAdjunct Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentPsychiatry
AddressUMASS Lowell
One University Avenue
Lowell MA 01854
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    DepartmentFamily Medicine and Community Health

    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentPsychiatry


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    Clark University, Worcester, MA, United StatesABPsychology
    Northeastern University, Boston, MA, United StatesMASociology
    Northeastern University, Boston, MA, United StatesMEDCommunity Mental Health
    Northeastern University, Boston, MA, United StatesPHDSociology

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    1. Wik A, Hollen V, Fisher WH. Forensic patients in state psychiatric hospitals: 1999-2016. CNS Spectr. 2019 Jun 21; 1-11. PMID: 31221229.
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    2. Morabito MS, Socia K, Wik A, Fisher WH. The nature and extent of police use of force in encounters with people with behavioral health disorders. Int J Law Psychiatry. 2017 Jan - Feb; 50:31-37. PMID: 28029437.
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    3. Gorman JA, McKay CE, Yates BT, Fisher WH. Keeping Clubhouses Open: Toward a Roadmap for Sustainability. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2016 Sep 15. PMID: 27631611.
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    4. Hedman LC, Petrila J, Fisher WH, Swanson JW, Dingman DA, Burris S. State Laws on Emergency Holds for Mental Health Stabilization. Psychiatr Serv. 2016 May 1; 67(5):529-35. PMID: 26927575.
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    5. Clark RE, Baxter JD, Aweh G, O'Connell E, Fisher WH, Barton BA. Risk Factors for Relapse and Higher Costs Among Medicaid Members with Opioid Dependence or Abuse: Opioid Agonists, Comorbidities, and Treatment History. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2015 Oct; 57:75-80. PMID: 25997674.
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    6. Silver J, Fisher WH, Silver E. Preventing Persons Affected by Serious Mental Illnesses from Obtaining Firearms: The Evolution of Law, Policy, and Practice in Massachusetts. Behav Sci Law. 2015 Jun; 33(2-3):279-89. PMID: 25737302.
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    7. Clark RE, Baxter JD, Barton BA, Aweh G, O'Connell E, Fisher WH. The impact of prior authorization on buprenorphine dose, relapse rates, and cost for Massachusetts Medicaid beneficiaries with opioid dependence. Health Serv Res. 2014 Dec; 49(6):1964-79. PMID: 25040021.
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    8. Fisher WH, Clark R, Baxter J, Barton B, O'Connell E, Aweh G. Co-occurring risk factors for arrest among persons with opioid abuse and dependence: implications for developing interventions to limit criminal justice involvement. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2014 Sep; 47(3):197-201. PMID: 25012550.
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    9. Epperson MW, Wolff N, Morgan RD, Fisher WH, Frueh BC, Huening J. Envisioning the next generation of behavioral health and criminal justice interventions. Int J Law Psychiatry. 2014 Sep-Oct; 37(5):427-38. PMID: 24666731.
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    10. 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. PMID: 23477847.
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    11. 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. PMID: 22270830.
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    12. 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. PMID: 22227757.
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    13. 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. PMID: 22193799.
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    14. 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. PMID: 22193797.
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    15. 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. PMID: 21653261.
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    16. 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. PMID: 21209302.
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    17. Fisher WH, Rivard JC. The research potential of administrative data from state mental health agencies. Psychiatr Serv. 2010 Jun; 61(6):546-8. PMID: 20513674.
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    18. Fisher WH, Grisso T. Commentary: civil commitment statutes--40 years of circumvention. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2010; 38(3):365-8. PMID: 20852222.
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    19. 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. PMID: 19728101.
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    20. 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. PMID: 19551496.
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    21. 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. PMID: 19498012.
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    22. 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. PMID: 19434489.
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    23. Fisher WH, Geller JL, Pandiani JA. The changing role of the state psychiatric hospital. Health Aff (Millwood). 2009 May-Jun; 28(3):676-84. PMID: 19414875.
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    24. 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. PMID: 19252055.
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    25. 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. PMID: 19059845.
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    26. 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. PMID: 17978255.
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    27. 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. PMID: 17978256.
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    28. 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. PMID: 17619148.
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    29. 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. PMID: 17097143.
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    30. 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. PMID: 17085611.
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    31. 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. PMID: 16791518.
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    32. 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. PMID: 15818600.
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    33. 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. PMID: 15534013.
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    34. 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. PMID: 15019768.
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    35. 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. PMID: 12404939.
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    36. 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. PMID: 11919358.
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