Michele Battle-Fisher, MPH

Department:
Population and Public Health Sciences
Title:
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Population & Public Health

Courses

  • Social and Behavior Determinants of Health (support)
  • Social Networks and Health

Research Interests

  • Complexity science/Social network analysis
  • Health Policy
  • Urban Policy
  • Bioethics/ Public Health Ethics
  • Systems Theory

Active Projects

  1.  Extension of work in Applications of Systems Thinking in Health Policy and Public Health Ethics into area of Health Law and Governance
  2. Working with Earth System Governance on systemic issues in global economic sustainability
  3. Continue to expand reach of Orgcomplexity
  4. Development of analyzing idea of ‘liquid networks’ for innovation using systems science

Major Leadership Positions

  • Member, Board of Directors, The Center for Ethical Solutions
  • Associate Expert, Bioethics Beyond Borders (Duquesne University)
  • Founder, Orgcomplexity

Affliations

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine (2014- present)
  • Research Scholar, Ronin Institute (2014-present)
  • Research Fellow, Earth System Governance Project (2014- present)
  • Member, Board of Directors, The Center for Ethical Solutions (2012- present)
  • Member, Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (2013- present)
  • Associate Expert, Bioethics Beyond Borders (NGO at Duquesne University) (2013- present)
  • Founder, Orgcomplexity (2013- present)
  • Co-editor, U.S. Health Policy Gateway (2014)

Awards

  • 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)

Publications

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://aquila.usm.edu/ojhe/.

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 fromhttp://aquila.usm.edu/ojhe/.

Battle-Fisher, M. (Sept. 2013). Urban Greenspace and Collective Health Ownership. Mindful Nature, 6(3),33-5. Retrieved from http://www.humansandnature.org/urban-greenspace-and-collective-health- ownership-article-159.php?issue=21.

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.

Abdel-Hamid T., Ankel F., Battle-Fisher M., Gibson B., Gonzalez-Parra G., Jalali M., Kaipainen K., Kalupahana N., Karanfil O., Marathe A., Martinson B., McKelvey K., Sarbadhikari S. N., Pintauro S., Poucheret P., Pronk N., Qian Y., Sazonov E., Oorschot K. V., Venkitasubramanian A. and Murphy P. (2014). Public and health professionals’ misconceptions about the dynamics of body weight gain/loss. System Dynamics Review. 30: 58–76. doi: 10.1002/sdr.1517.

Battle-Fisher, M. "Minorities As Research Subjects [Addendum]." Bioethics. Ed. Bruce Jennings. 4th ed. Vol. 4. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA, 2014. 2107. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 25 June 2014.

Battle-Fisher, M. (2015) Application of Systems Thinking to Health Policy & Public Health Ethics: Public Health and Private Illness (SpringerBriefs in Public Health Ethics Series). New York: Springer International.  ISBN13 978-3319122021

Presentations

Battle-Fisher, M. 2013-5-13. The structural and ethical complexity of private and public health. Paper presented to Complex Systems Advanced Academic Workshop (CSAAW) at the Michigan Complexity Mini-Conference, University of Michigan- Center for the Study of Complex Systems (CSCS), May 13, 2013.

Battle-Fisher, M. & Mawasha, J. 2012-11-6. Longevity and Quality of Life of the aging chronically ill: the development of the Concentric Model of Health-Bound Networks. Paper presented to the 2012 Aging & Society: An Interdisciplinary Conference, University of British Columbia,Vancouver, Canada, November 6, 2012

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.)

Education History: 

Ph.D. coursework in public health, The Ohio State University

Ph.D. coursework in communication studies, Ohio 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

Professional

Publications: 

Abdel-Hamid T., Ankel F., Battle-Fisher M., Gibson B., Gonzalez-Parra G., Jalali M., Kaipainen K., Kalupahana N., Karanfil O., Marathe A., Martinson B., McKelvey K., Sarbadhikari S. N., Pintauro S., Poucheret P., Pronk N., Qian Y., Sazonov E., Oorschot K. V., Venkitasubramanian A. and Murphy P. (2014). Public and health professionals’ misconceptions about the dynamics of body weight gain/loss. System Dynamics Review. 30: 58–76. doi: 10.1002/sdr.1517.

Battle-Fisher, M. "Minorities As Research Subjects [Addendum]." Bioethics. Ed. Bruce Jennings. 4th ed. Vol. 4. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA, 2014. 2107. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 25 June 2014.

Battle-Fisher, M. (2015) Application of Systems Thinking to Health Policy & Public Health Ethics: Public Health and Private Illness (SpringerBriefs in Public Health Ethics Series). New York: Springer International.  ISBN13 978-3319122021

Professional Affiliations/Memberships: 
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine (2014- present)
  • Research Scholar, Ronin Institute (2014-present)
  • Research Fellow, Earth System Governance Project (2014- present)
  • Member, Board of Directors, The Center for Ethical Solutions (2012- present)
  • Member, Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (2013- present)
  • Associate Expert, Bioethics Beyond Borders (NGO at Duquesne University) (2013- present)
  • Founder, Orgcomplexity (2013- present)
  • Co-editor, U.S. Health Policy Gateway (2014)
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