Bioinformatics & Systems Biology

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Cynthia S. Darling-fisher

Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences
University of Michigan
United States of America


Dr. Darling-Fisher is a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) with clinical experience in pediatric, internal medicine, and family practice settings. The focus of her scholarship and practice has been on examination of ways to improve patient–provider communication to improve care delivery and patient outcomes, particularly with high-risk adolescent populations. A primary focus is the development and evaluation of instruments: to assess adolescent risk behaviors in primary care (the Rapid Assessment for Adolescent Preventive Services (RAAPS) Questionnaire for adolescent Risk Assessment; the use of Event History Calendars (EHC) to assess risk behaviors in context; and psychosocial development in adults (the Modified Erikson's Psychosocial Stage Inventory (MEPSI) based on Ericksonian theory.

Research Interest

Teen risks Oral health Teen-provider communication Relationship between maternal employment and paternal involvement in child care Measurement of psychosocial development in children and adults

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