APA’s Science Government Relations Office welcomes new member

Psychologist Craig Fisher joins our team as new senior legislative and federal affairs officer.

By Christine Jamieson

The American Psychological Association Science Government Relations Office is pleased to welcome Craig Fisher, PsyD, senior legislative and federal affairs officer, as the newest member of our team. Fisher comes to us from the Office of Legislative and Public Affairs at the National Science Foundation, where he completed a two-year fellowship through the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Prior to the AAAS Fellowship, he worked for seven years as a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Northern Virginia and in university mental health at George Mason University’s Counseling and Psychological Services Center.

Fisher is responsible for APA’s science government relations pertaining to the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Child Health and Human Development, and the Institute of Educational Sciences. This advocacy portfolio was previously managed by Karen Studwell, JD, for 12 years, who has since accepted a new position leading government relations for APA’s Education Directorate.