Michele Battle-Fisher, M.P.H., M.A.
Instructor, Department of Community Health
Assistant Program Director, Master of Public Health Program
Center for Global Health
3123 Research Blvd., #200
Kettering, OH 45420
Ph.D. coursework in public health, The Ohio State University
M.A., African American and African Studies, The Ohio State University, 2003
M.P.H., The Ohio State University, 2002
B.A., Psychology and Black Studies, The Ohio State University, 1993
Social and Behavior Determinants of Health
Social Networks and Health
Social network analysis
Life course of chronic kidney disease and its public health implications
- Development of a Concentric Model of Social Networks and Social Support Exploring Quality of Life of ESRD Patients (selected as a paper presentation at 2012 Aging & Society Conference, Vancouver with MPH student, Joann Mawasha)
- A systems-dynamics inspired study of understanding weight (experiment lead by Dr. Tarek Abdel-Hamid)
- Network based diffusion of innovations of ethics
- Middle range theory of a collective quality of life
- Agent based model of cognitive decline among aged
Ohio Public Health Association
International Network for Social Network Analysis
American Public Health Association
American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
System Dynamics Society
Selected participant, 2012 ISSH Institute on Systems Science and Health (NIH)
Graduate Scholar Award, 1st Annual Aging & Society Conference: An Interdisciplinary Conference, University of California, Berkeley (2011)
Visiting Scholar, The Hastings Center, Garrison, NY (2010)
FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowship (Somali language study), United States Department of Education, Ohio University (academic year 2007-08)
Battle-Fisher, M. (June 2009) Brown skin, kneeling and anointing to brown skin, genuflecting and “Sign of the Cross” — A Black girl’s experience with religious conversion. Qualitative Inquiry. 15:7, 1125-26.
Battle-Fisher, M. (Dec. 2010) Organ donation ethics: are donors autonomous within Collective networks? [electronic version] OJHE Online Journal of Health Ethics. 6(2). Retrieved from http://ojhe.org/.
Battle-Fisher, M. (Nov. 2011) Severity in Scope versus Altruism: Working Against Organ Donation’s Realization of Goals- An Essay. [electronic version] OJHE Online Journal of Health Ethics. 7(2). Retrieved from http://ojhe.org/.
Francis, S., Battle-Fisher, M., Liverpool, J., Hipple, L., Mosavel, M., Shogun, S., & Mofammere, M. (2011) A qualitative analysis of South African women's knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about HPV and cervical cancer prevention, vaccine awareness and acceptance, and maternal-child communication about sexual health. Vaccine, 29, 8760-8765.
Ledbetter, A., Heiss, S., Sibal, K., Lev, E. , Battle-Fisher, M., & Shubert, N. (April 2010) Parental Invasive and Children's Defensive Behaviors at Home and Away at College: Mediated Communication and Privacy Boundary Management. Communication Studies. 61:2, 184 – 204.
Battle-Fisher, M., 2011-11-8. Whose Quality of Life Is It Anyway: The Collective Health Experience and Quality of Life. Paper presented to the 2011 Aging and Society: An Interdisciplinary Conference, University of California, Berkeley, CA.
Ledbetter, A., Heiss, S., Sibal, K., Lev, E., Battle-Fisher, M., & Shubert, N. 2009-11-14. Parental Privacy Invasions and Children’s Defensive Behaviors at Home and Away at College: Mediated Communication and Boundary Management. Paper presented to the annual meeting of the National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, IL.
Quick, B. L., Moriarty, C.M. & Battle-Fisher, M. 2008-05-21. An Empirical Test of the EPPM While Promoting HIV Tests: Does Trait Reactance and Sensation Seeking Moderate the Model’s Predictions? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Available online.)