Dr. Philip Fisher is Director of the Stanford Center on Early Childhood and the Excellence in Learning Endowed Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. He is also a member of the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, based at Harvard University.
His research focuses on developing and evaluating early childhood interventions in communities, and on translating scientific knowledge regarding healthy development under conditions of adversity for use in social policy and programs. He is currently the lead investigator in the ongoing RAPID-EC project, a national survey on the well-being of households with young children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Fisher is the recipient of the 2012 Society for Prevention Research Translational Science Award, and a 2019 Fellow of the American Psychological Society.