Julia Fisher, PhD

Assistant Research Professor
Medical Imaging, fMRI, General Statistical Consulting
Julia Fisher, PhD
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Dr. Fisher is an Assistant Research Professor with the University of Arizona Statistics Consulting Lab (Stat Lab).  Her primary interests are in the testing and development of statistical methods for brain imaging data.  Specifically, she is interested in how to detect both large and small-scale differences in functional connectivity between groups of people.  She has also done work in understanding the interplay between phonetic processing and spectral processing in primary and secondary auditory cortices.  Additionally, she works with collaborators across the University of Arizona on a wide range of research, including examinations of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in firefighters, the optimal utilization of DaTQUANT software for diagnosis of Parkinsonian Syndrome, and the impact of time spent over a lung-protective tidal volume on the risk of mortality in critically ill patients.  She is experienced in designing and powering studies, analyzing many types of data coming from a range of sources and research designs, handling missing data, and creating balanced comparison groups from non-random data.


  • BA Mathematics, Carleton College, Northfield, MN
  • PhD Linguistics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • MS Statistics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ