Linda Fleisher, PhD, MPH

Fox Chase Cancer Center

Vice Chair of National Navigation Roundtable

Dr. Fleisher is an Associate Research Professor at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA.  She has been involved in patient education and navigation for over 30 years directing one of the regional offices of the NCI’s Cancer Information Service, establishing the Fox Chase Cancer Center Resource Education Center, the PA Patient Navigation Demonstration Project and other research projects integrating patient navigation.    Her roles as Project Director and Principal Investigator for the NCI’s Cancer Information Service for over 17 years, serving over ½ million callers with in-depth information and resources addressing the continuum of cancer prevention, risk, detection, treatment and survivorship and the regional partnership program focused on building collaborative initiatives to address health disparities have been the foundation of her current work.   Her research has focused on the intersection of evidence-based cancer control, health disparities and implementation science with the goal to conduct real world research that can be integrated and sustained in cancer care.  She has served on the Academy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigation Leadership Council and the National Navigation Roundtable Steering Committee for over 10 years providing support to a number of initiatives to advance oncology navigation.

Dr. Fleisher is honored to serve as the Co-Chair for the National Patient Navigator Roundtable of the of the American Cancer Society.