Faculty Summaries
Linda Fleisher, MPH, PhD(c)
Linda Fleisher, MPH, PhD
Assistant Research Professor
  • Assistant Vice President, Office of Health Communications and Health Disparities
Office Phone: 215-728-3690
Lab: 510 TLR

Original Articles

  • Meropol NJ, Egleston BL, Buzaglo JS, Benson AB, Cegala DJ, Diefenbach MA, Fleisher L, Miller SM, Sulmasy DR, Weinfurt KP, Connect Study Res Grp. Cancer Patient Preferences for Quality and Length of Life. Cancer. 2008 Dec;113(12):3459-66.
  • Fleisher L, Buzaglo J, Collins M, Millard J, Miller SM, Egleston BL, Solarino N, Trinastic J, Cegala DJ, Benson AB, Schulman KA, Weinfurt KP, Sulmasy D, Diefenbach MA, Meropol NJ. Using health communication best practices to develop a web-based provider-patient communication aid: The CONNECTtrade mark study. Patient Educ Couns. 2008 Jun;71(3):378-87.
  • Kreps GL, Bright MA, Fleisher L, Marcus A, Morra ME, Perocchia RS. Future directions for the Cancer Information Service and cancer education. J Cancer Educ. 2007 Spr;22(1):S70-S73.
  • Fleisher L, Kornfeld J, Davis S, Morra ME, Squiers L. The NCI's Cancer Information Service's Research Continuum Framework: Integrating Research into Cancer Education Practice (1999-2004). Journal of Cancer Education. 2007;22(Suppl. 1):S41-8.
  • Myers RE, Berry A, Bradley P, Cocroft J, Daskalakis C, Delmoor E, Fleisher L, Kasper-Keintz M, Witt D. Increasing Access to Clinical and Educational Studies. Cancer. 2006;107(8):1962-70.
  • Miller SM, Daly MB, Sherman KA, Fleisher L, Buzaglo JS, Stanton L, Godwin AK, Scarpato J. Psychosocial processes in genetic risk assessment for breast cancer. Miller SM, McDaniel SH, Rolland JS, Feetham SL, editors. New York: W.W. Norton; 2006.
  • Bass SB, Ruzek SB, Gordon TF, Fleisher L, McKeown-Conn N, Moore D. Relationship of Internet health information use with patient behavior and self-efficacy: experiences of newly diagnosed cancer patients who contact the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service. J Health Commun. 2006 Mar;11(2):219-36.
  • Marcus AC, Morra ME, Bright MA, Fleisher L, Kreps G, Perocchia R. The CIS model for collaborative research in health communications: A brief retrospective from the current generation of research. Journal of Health Communication. 2005;(10(Suppl1):235-45.
  • Miller SM, Fleisher L, Roussi P, Buzaglo JS, Schnoll R, Slater E, Raysor S, Popa-Mabe M. Facilitating informed decision making about breast cancer risk and genetic counseling among women calling the NCI's Cancer Information Service. Journal of Health Communication. 2005 AS - J Health Commun;10 Suppl 1:119-36.
  • Strecher VJ, Marcus A, Bishop K, Fleisher L, Stengle W, Levinson A, Fairclough DL, Wolfe P, Morra M, Davis S, Warnecke R, Heimendinger J, and Nowak M. A Randomized Controlled Trial of Multiple Tailored Messges for Smoking Cessation Among Callers to the Cancer Information Service. Journal of Health Communication, 2005;10:105-118.
  • Bright MA, Fleisher L, Thomsen C, Morra ME, Marcus A, Gehring W. Exploring e-Health usage and interest among cancer information service users: the need for personalized interactions and multiple channels remains. J Health Commun. 2005;10 Suppl 1:35-52.
  • Ma GX, Fleisher L, Gonzalez E, Edwards R. Improving Cancer Awareness Among Asian Americans Using Targeted and Culturally Appropriate Media: A Case Study. Journal of Home Health Care Management and Practice. December 2004.
  • Lengerich EJ, Wyatt SW, Rubio A, Beaulieu JE, Coyne CA, Fleisher L, Ward AJ, Brown PK. The Appalachia Cancer Network: Cancer control research among a rural, medically underserved population. J Rural Health. 2004 Spr;20(2):181-7.
  • Ma GX, Fleisher L. Awareness of Cancer Information among Asian Americans. Journal of Community Health. 2003;28(2):115-130.
  • Fleisher L. Helping Your Patients Quit Smoking: Using the NCI's Cancer Information Service as a Resource. Primary Care & Cancer. 2000;20:48-51.
  • Orleans CT, Boyd NR, Bingler R, Sutton C, Fairclough D, Heller D, McClatchey M, Ward J, Graves C, Fleisher L, Baum S. A self-help intervention for African American smokers: Tailoring cancer information service counseling for a special population. Prev Med. 1998 Sep-Oct;27(5):S61-S70.
  • Boyd NR, Sutton C, Orleans CT, McClatchey MW, Bingler R, Fleisher L, Heller D, Baum S, Graves C, Ward J. Quit today! A targeted communications campaign to increase use of the cancer information service by African American smokers. Prev Med. 1998 Sep-Oct;27(5):S50-S60.
  • Davis S, Fleisher L, TerMaat J, Muha C, Laepke K. Treatment and Clinical Trials Decision Making: Impact of the Cancer Information Service Outreach Program. Part 5. Journal of Health Communications. 1998;3:71-85.
  • Kornfeld J, Fleisher L, Ter Maat J, Vanchieri C, Hohenemser L, Stevens N. Reaching minority and underserved populations: The impact of the Cancer Information Service's outreach program. Part 3. Journal of Health Communication. 1998;3:36-49.
  • Fleisher L, Kornfeld J, Ter Maat J, Davis SW, Laepke K, Bradley A. Building effective partnerships: A national evaluation of the Cancer Information Service outreach program. Part 2. Journal of Health Communication. 1998;3:21-35.
  • Fleisher L, Woodworth M, Morra M, Baum S, Darrow S, Davis S, Slevin-Perocchia R, Stengle W, Ward JA. Balancing research and service: the experience of the cancer information service. Prev Med. 1998 Sep-Oct;27(5 Pt 2):S84-92.
  • Johnson JD, Bettinghaus E, Woodworth M, Fleisher L, Ward J and Meyer M: Lessons Learned: Implications for Theory and the Practice of Research on Communication Networks, in Innovation Within a Health Services Network: A Longitudinal Analysis of the Cancer Information Service. International Communication Association Annual Convention. Montreal, May 1997.
  • Rimer BK, Orleans CT, Fleisher L, Cristinzio S, Resch N, Telepchak J, Keintz MK. Does Tailoring Matter - the Impact of a Tailored Guide on Ratings and Short-Term Smoking-Related Outcomes for Older Smokers. Health Educ Res. 1994 Mar;9(1):69-84.
  • Keintz MK, Fleisher L, Rimer BK. Reaching mothers of preschool-aged children with a targeted quit smoking intervention. Journal of Community Health. 1994 Feb;19(1):25-40.
  • Orleans CT, Rimer BK, Cristinzio S, Keintz MK, Fleisher L. A National Survey of Older Smokers - Treatment Needs of a Growing Population. Health Psychol. 1991;10(5):343-51.
  • Rimer BK, Orleans CT, Keintz MK, Cristinzio S, Fleisher L. The older smoker: Status, challenges and opportunities for intervention. Chest. 1990;97:547-553.
  • Fleisher L, Keintz M, Rimer B, Utt M, Workman S, Engstrom PF. Process Evaluation of a Minimal-Contact Smoking Cessation Program in an Urban Nutritional Assistance (WIC) Program. Advances in Cancer Control. New York: Alan R. Liss, Inc., pp. 95-106, 1990.

Invited Presentations

  • Presenter, 2008 Summer Oncology Administrators’ Leadership Conference. Navigation: clinical and non-clinical models. Vanderbilt University Medical Center, June 19 and 20, 2008, Nashville, TN.
  • Co-Keynote Speaker; 2007 New Jersey State Dialogue for Action; A Program of the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation. Coming Together to Conquer Colorectal Cancer in New Jersey: A Dialogue for Action, June 28, 2007, Trenton, NJ.
  • Panelist, Best Practices and Evidence Based Programs. Be-A-Bridge Eastern Regional Summit, Bethlehem, PA, June 11, 2007.