Dr. Edwin Fisher, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Health Behavior at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Fisher has wide-ranging research interests. He works alongside Patrick Tang, serving as global director of Peers for Progress, a program that documents the benefits of peer support in diabetes management and conducts diverse activities to promote peer support around the world. Over his career, Dr. Fisher has led multiple large and influential research projects. Among the topics he has researched are chronic disease prevention, management and quality of life, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, smoking and weight management. He earned his PhD in 1972 in clinical psychology at the State University of New York, and in 1968 graduated from Amherst College with a BA in psychology.