Laura Fischer, R.D., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Research Faculty
    • R.D., Nutrition and Dietetics, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, (2015)
    • Ph.D., Nutritional Biology, University of California, Davis, CA, (2012)
    • B.S., Nutrition Sciences, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, (2004)
  • Laura Fischer, R.D., Ph.D., has research interests focused on nutrition-related disease risk and modification by diet and lifestyle interventions that are targeted towards children, adolescents, and their adult caregivers. Dr. Fischer has expertise in nutrition assessments, nutrition counseling using motivational interviewing, behavioral lifestyle interventions, and longitudinal and multi-generational research design and statistical analysis. She is Assistant Research Faculty at Children’s National Hospital and an Associate Member of the Children’s National Research Institute Center for Translational Research. Dr. Fischer directs the work of the Family Lifestyle Program's (FLiP) Produce Prescription “Food as Medicine” Intervention (FLiPRx). FLiPRx aims to address diet-related chronic disease and food insecurity in families in the DMV region. Dr. Fischer is a Research Dietitian who works with primary care clinicians to deliver the FLiPRx intervention and she conducts the program evaluation to understand its clinical utility and basis for broader implementation. The hope is that FLiPRx can be a resource to empower families to live healthier lifestyles and reduce the burden of diet-related chronic disease. Dr. Fischer also holds an academic appointment as Assistant Research Professor at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Department of Pediatrics.