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Jacqueline Horan Fisher

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

Dr. Fisher’s research examines associations between childhood trauma and conduct problems, delinquency, and criminal behavior across the lifespan. She focuses on applied research that informs interventions across social contexts, including schools, justice systems, and behavioral health settings.

Dr. Fisher’s work also includes conducting research and evaluation to assess the effectiveness of school-based interventions and to improve behavioral health treatment for adolescents with behavior and substance use problems.

Representative Courses

Child Development

Practicum in Child Development

Research Methods

Forensic Psychology


Fisher, J. H., & Widom, C. S. (2021). Child maltreatment and cognitive and academic functioning in two generations. Child Abuse & Neglect, 115, 105011.

Becan, J. E., Fisher, J. H., Johnson, I. D., Bartkowski, J. P., Seaver, R., Gardner, S. K., ... & Knight, D. K. (2020). Improving substance use services for juvenile justice-involved youth: Complexity of process improvement plans in a large scale multi-site study. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 1-14.

Fisher, J. H., & Brown, J. L. (2018). A prospective, longitudinal examination of the influence of childhood home and school contexts on psychopathic characteristics in adolescence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 1-19.

Fisher, J. H., Becan, J. E., Harris, P. W., Nager, A., Baird-Thomas, C., Hogue, A., … & Wiley, T. (2018). Using Goal Achievement Training in juvenile justice settings to improve substance use services for youth on community supervision. Health & Justice6(1), 10.

Fisher, J. H., Lichvar, E., Hogue, A., & Dauber, S. (2018). Perceived need for treatment and engagement in mental health services among community referred racial/ethnic minority adolescents. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 1-14.

Widom, C. S., Fisher, J. H., Nagin, D. S., & Piquero, A. R. (2017). A prospective examination of criminal career trajectories in abused and neglected males and females followed up into middle adulthood. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 1-22. DOI:10.1007/s10940-017-9356-7.

Horan, J. M., Brown, J. L., Jones, S. M., Aber, J. L. (2016). Examining academic development among youth exhibiting conduct problems with and without callous-unemotional traits. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45(6), 1245-1260. DOI: 10.1007/s10964-015-0349-2

Horan, J. M., & Widom, C. S. (2015). Cumulative childhood risk and adult functioning in abused and neglected children grown up. Development and Psychopathology, 27(3), 927-941. DOI: 10.1017/S095457941400090X