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.
The rate and number of induced abortions in the US has declined steadily for nearly three decades. In contrast to this overall reduction, Planned Parenthood Federation of America abortion providers exhibit a persistent increase in both abortions and their market share percentage of total abortion procedures.
To demonstrate the impact of inadequate standardization and population coverage on the ability to measure and improve maternal mortality in the United States.