Elizabeth A Fischer, PhD

Children’s Wisconsin since 1999
  • Associate Chief Pediatric Psychology and Developmental Medicine, Children's Wisconsin
  • Assistant Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin




Dr. Elizabeth Fischer is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Chief of the Division of Pediatric Psychology and Developmental Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She has extensive experience in child health psychology, early childhood psychology, and parent support in the medical setting. She is the co-chair of the National Network of NICU psychologists, and her research interests lie in the area of perinatal mental health and developmental outcomes in the context of high-risk infants and NICU hospitalization.

Areas of Interest

  • Pediatrics
  • Psychology
  • Psychological issues related to neonatal intensive care
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Education and Awards


  • 1996, Southern Illinois Univ (Carbondale, IL), PhD
  • 1990, University of WI - Madison, BA


  • 1998, Nemours Children's Clinic (Jacksonville, FL) - Pediatric Psychology


2019, Excellence in Professionalism Award Children’s Specialty Group and Children’s Wisconsin

Research and publications