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John W. Fisher, Ph.D., J.D., M.S., M.A.

Senior Associate Scholar

Commander John W. Fisher, USN (Ret.), is a Senior Associate Scholar at Charlotte Lozier Institute supporting major research projects through data acquisition and analysis.


A retired U.S. Navy submarine officer who commanded a fast attack submarine, Dr. Fisher earned a Ph.D. in Information Systems and Decision Sciences from the University of South Florida, a Juris Doctor degree from the Massachusetts School of Law, and five separate master’s degrees, including studies in Information Systems, Business Administration, National Security, and Ocean Engineering.


Dr. Fisher has developed and taught graduate courses in Information Management for Troy University and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he spearheaded efforts to create a data warehouse-based community assessment portal for North Carolina Health Departments and supported development of a new approach to more effectively analyze sub-population outcomes below the county-level.


At Charlotte Lozier Institute, Dr. Fisher has co-authored peer-reviewed research examining pregnancy outcomes, abortion mortality, maternal mortality, and other public health topics.  His analysis of the similarities between the tobacco industry’s use of science and the abortion industry’s use of science, co-authored with Dr. James Studnicki, was published by Newsweek in 2022.


Latest Research & News

  • The Effort to Reinterpret EMTALA to Mandate Abortions | November 8, 2022

    This is Issue 91 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: The Effort to Reinterpret EMTALA to Mandate Abortions   In an Executive Order of July 8, 2022, President Biden said his Administration would expand its effort to promote abortion as this “is essential to justice, equality, and our […]

  • ANALYSIS: After 9 Million Heartbeats, NPR Abortion Broadcast Leaves No Doubt About When Unborn Baby’s Life Ends | November 4, 2022

    Abortion Equipment Has 10 to 20 Times the Suction Power of a Household Vacuum   Washington, D.C. – NPR on Thursday broadcast heartbreaking audio of a recent abortion performed in Michigan on a mother who was 11 weeks pregnant.   While the reporter described the setting as “feeling like childbirth,” Dr. Ingrid Skop, an OB/GYN […]

  • Questions and Answers on Late-Term Abortion | May 16, 2022

    First published: February 2019 Last updated: May 16, 2022   To view this fact sheet as a PDF, see: Fact Sheet: Questions and Answers on Late-Term Abortion   What is a Late-Term Abortion?   “Late-term” abortion is an imprecise term, but under any “formal” definition offered or as accepted by the public at large late-term […]