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The Brookdale Foundation Group


Frank W. Burr Blvd

Suite 13

Teaneck, NJ









Stacy Fischer, MD

Stacy Fischer

Dr. Stacy Fischer is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Health Care Policy and Research at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (UCHSC) in Denver, Colorado. She received her medical degree at the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine and went on to complete a residency in Internal Medicine at UCHSC, serving an additional year as chief medical resident. After residency, Dr. Fischer studied Spanish in Latin America and worked in an underserved hospital in Peru. She returned to UCHSC to train in geriatrics and aging research. She has recently joined the faculty and is working to complete a PhD in Health and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Colorado-Denver.

While her primary interest is in end-of-life research, through her experiences in Central/ South America she became interested in how culture and socioeconomic deprivation affect health care, specifically, care at the end-of-life. As a Brookdale fellow, Dr. Fischer explored how ethnicity and poverty affect mortality rates and palliative care experiences in a cohort of older, seriously ill, hospitalized patients from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Dr. Fischer’s long-term research goals include developing a culturally competent model to improve end-of-life care for ethnically diverse populations.  

Brookdale Fellow Class of 2003