assistant professor

Director, Midlands Sexual Health Research Collaborative
Department of Health Promotion, Social & Behavioral Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health

Professional Summary  

  • 2009-present, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion, Social & Behavioral Health
  • 2011-present, Director (founding), Midlands Sexual Health Research Collaborative
  • 2006-2009, Research Coordinator, Center for Sexual Health Promotion
  • 2006-2009, Associate Instructor, Indiana University
  • 2005-2006, Instructor, San Francisco State University


  • 2009, PhD in Health Behavior, Indiana University
  • 2008, MA in Human Sexuality Studies, San Francisco State University
  • 2003, AA in LGBT Studies, City College of San Francisco
  • 1995, BS in Business & Marketing, Indiana University

Research Interests

  • LGBTQ population health
  • Sexual literacy and education
  • HIV/AIDS prevention and care
  • Community-based participatory research (CBPR)
  • Mixed-methods and qualitative methods

Selected Publications

  • Irwin, J.A., Coleman, J.D., & Fisher, C.M. (in press). Predictors of suicide ideation among LGBT Midlanders. Journal of Homosexuality
  • Fisher, C.M., Irwin, J.A., & Coleman, J.D. (in press). LGBT health in the Midlands: A rural/urban comparison of basic health indicators. Journal of Homosexuality.
  • Sandkovsky, U., Robertson, K., Meza, J., High, R., Bonasera, S., Fisher, C.M., Marsh, A., Sheehy, M., Fox, H., & Swindells, S. (in press). Chronic HIV infection and aging in NeuroAIDS (CHAIN): A pilot study using novel evaluations. HIV Clinical Trials
  • Fisher, C.M., Reece, M., Wright, E., Dodge, M., Sherwood-Laughlin, C., & Baldwin, K. (2012). The role of community-based organizations in adolescent sexual health promotion, Health Promotion Practice, 13(4), 544-552.
  • Walburn, A., Swindells, S., Fisher, C.M., High, R., & Islam, K.M. (2012). Missed visits and decline in CD4 cell count among HIV-infected patients: A mixed methods study. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 16(11), e779-785.
  • Fisher, C.M., Reece, M., Dodge, B., Wright, E., Sherwood-Laughlin, C., & Baldwin, K. (2010). Expanding our reach: The potential for youth development professionals in community-based organizations to provide sexuality information.  American Journal of Sexuality Education, 5(1), 36-53.
  • Fisher, C.M., Herbenick, D., Reece, M., Dodge, B., Satinsky, S., & Fischtein, D. (2010). Exploring sexuality education opportunities at in-home sex toy parties in the United States. Sex Education, 10(2), 131-144.
  • Fisher, C.M. (2009). Queer youth experiences with abstinence-only until marriage sexuality education: “I can’t get married so where does that leave me?” Journal of LGBT Youth, 6(1), 61-79.
  • Satinsky, S., Fisher, C.M., Stupiansky, N., Dodge, B., Alexander, A., & Reece, M. (2008). Sexual compulsivity among men in a decentralized gay community. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 22(7), 553-560.
  • Fisher, C. M. (2007). Readings for the sexual literacy warrior. Journal of Sex Research, 44(4), 398-401.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Public Health Association
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
  • Nebraska HIV Care and Prevention Consortium


contact christopher fisher

984365 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4365
Phone: 402-559-3835
Fax: 402-559-3773