Prudence Fisher

Prudence Fisher

Research Interest

Dr. Prudence Fisher is a Research Scientist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute (Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) and Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatric Social Work in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Fisher's expertise is in the development, validation, and implementation of assessment methods for childhood and adolescent mental health conditions. She is widely acknowledged in the field at large as an expert in assessment issues, and she actively collaborates with investigators both within the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia and at other institutions.

Dr. Fisher has been instrumental in the development of numerous versions of the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children (DISC), the most widely used diagnostic interview for youth, and of many other widely used measures, including the Children's Global Assessment Scale (CGAS), the Columbia Impairment Scale, and the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS), among others.