I received my degree in Clinical Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University where I conducted psychopathology and psychotherapy research on mood and anxiety disorders and acquired a broad range of quantitative skills, including latent variable modeling and multivariate time series analysis.
The broad goal of my research is to understand individuals as a set of dynamic processes – in which thoughts, feelings, and actions are idiosyncratically organized.
Research in my lab can be broadly categorized within the following domains.
Personalized and Precision Methods for Assessment and Intervention: Here we use intensive repeated measures of ambulatory data to generate person-specific models of affective, behavioral, and interpersonal functioning in order to model individuals as regulatory systems. We leverage these models to make predictions about future behavior and phenomenology. We are working towards a general model of personalized intervention for precision targets in individuals.
Psychophysiology of Trauma and Distress: Our lab is currently using experimental and ecological paradigms to investigate the potential physiological correlates of depression, anxiety, and trauma. Our interest is to explore the phenomenology and function of physiological parameters in order to begin to understand the complex connections between emotion, behavior, and health.
Fisher, A.J., Reeves, J.W., Lawyer, G., Medaglia, J.D., & Rubel, J.A. (In Press). Exploring the Idiographic Dynamics of Mood and Anxiety with Network Analysis. Journal of Abnormal Psychology.
Fernandez, K.C., Fisher, A. J., & Chi, C. (2017). Development and Initial Implementation of the Dynamic Assessment Treatment Algorithm (DATA). PLoS ONE, 12(6): e0178806.
Fisher, A.J., Reeves, J.W., & Chi, C. (2016). Dynamic RSA: Examining parasympathetic regulatory dynamics via vector-autoregressive modeling of time-varying RSA and heart period. Psychophysiology, 53, 1093-1099.
Fisher, A.J. & Boswell, J.F. (2016). Enhancing the Personalization of Psychotherapy with Dynamic Assessment and Modeling. Assessment, 23, 496-506.
Fisher, A.J. (2015). Toward a dynamic model of psychological assessment: Implications for personalized care. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 83, 825-836
Clasen, P.C., Fisher, A.J., & Beevers, C.G. (2015). Mood-reactive self-esteem and depression: Person-specific symptom dynamics via smart phone assessment. PLoS ONE, 10(7): e0129774
Fisher, A.J. & Woodward, S.H. (2014). Cardiac stability at differing levels of temporal analysis in panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and healthy controls. Psychophysiology, 51, 80-87.
Fisher, A. J. & Newman, M. G. (2013). Heart rate and autonomic response to stress after experimental induction of worry versus relaxation in healthy, high-worry, and generalized anxiety disorder inpiduals. Biological Psychology, 93(1): 65-74.
Structural Equation Modeling
Specialty Clinic: Personalized Modular CBT