Brian Fisher DO, MSCE

Faculty Scholar

Brian Fisher is a faculty scholar at PolicyLab, core faculty member of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Stewardship (IDEAS) research group at the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Fisher's research focuses on infections in children with immunocompromising conditions. He is particularly interested in infections in children with cancer and serves as the chair of the Infectious Disease Subcommittee within the Children’s Oncology Group. This subcommittee designs and oversees all infectious disease clinical trials performed within COG. He also serves as the co-director of the International Pediatric Fungal Network, a consortium dedicated to improving outcomes of invasive fungal disease in children through improved diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.   

Additionally, Dr. Fisher is one of the investigators working on PolicyLab’s COVID-19 forecasting model, known as “COVID-Lab: Mapping COVID-19 In Your Community,” which tracks coronavirus transmission and test positivity rates across all U.S. counties, and projects cases counts for more than 800 counties with active outbreaks. Dr. Fisher and his collaborators have received national attention for this unique project, which they have used to advise the White House Coronavirus Task Force, governors, state public health officials and Philadelphia leaders on emerging hotspots and local strategies for reducing the spread of the virus.

Dr. Fisher is an associate professor of pediatrics and epidemiology at the Pereleman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, a senior scholar in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania, and an attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at CHOP.  Dr. Fisher also serves the associate chair for research in the Department of Pediatrics at CHOP.