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Anne Fish, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN

fish-anne.jpg Anne F. Fish, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN


231 Nursing Administration Building
College of Nursing, South Campus

Phone: 314-516-7077
Fax: 314-516-7082

Dr. Fish's work addresses bio-behavioral nursing care in chronic illness management in adults, and focuses predominantly on hypertension, diabetes, and cardiac disease. Her well-respected research program led to collaborations in important areas of science in the US and China: examining a new cardiac imaging technique for preserved myocardium, studying a new putative cardiovascular risk factor, testing a new vasoactive factor as a possible mechanism underlying hypertension, and testing a new exercise machine. Her work is far-reaching and published as reviews, and scientific, methodological, and theoretical articles. Dr. Fish has made sustained contributions in many areas of research and scholarship related to critical questions in chronic illness management. At the national level, the quality of her contributions were recognized by professional organizations, which resulted in appointments as chair/co-chair of major committees and grant review study sections, as a fellow of the American Heart Association (AHA), and as Associate Editor of a new exercise journal, Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Fish's work spans basic science, basic clinical laboratory, and applied clinical research. This research trajectory led to an appointment as Editorial Board member of Applied Nursing Research.


  • Post-Doctoral - NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Nursing, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
  • PhD - Nursing, NIH Pre-doctoral Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • MSN - Nursing, University of Texas, Galveston, TX
  • BSN - Nursing, University of Texas, Galveston, TX

Selected Grants

  • Simulation Education Training for Undergraduate Nursing Students to Improve Population Behavioral and Mental Health Access and Care: A Telehealth Approach. Vandermause (PI), A. F. Fish, Grant Writing Team, Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) Simulation Education Training (SET) Program, HRSA, $500,000, 2020 (pending)
  • Missouri Academic-Practice Partnership: Urban & Rural Advanced Nursing Education. R. Lavin (PI), A. F. Fish, Co-I and on evaluations team, Advanced Nursing Education Grants HRSA, $2,000,000, 2015-2019
  • Insulin Injection Techniques- Principal investigator with Q. Lou in Nanjing China, College of Nursing Internal Monies, $2,500, 2015-present
  • Transitioning, Teens with Diabetes to Adult Health Care- Principal Investigator with B. Meyer, University of Missouri Research Board, $16,658, 2014-2015
  • A Qualitative Investigation of African American Women’s Perception of Psychosocial Support and Informational Needs When Newly Diagnosed With Breast Cancer- P. Potter Principal Investigator with A. Fish (consultant), Barnes Jewish Medical Staff Association Funding, $3,130, 2002-2007
  • Nursing Intervention: Exercise in Hypertensive Women– Principal Investigator with D.J. Frid & D. Douglas Miller (Co-Investigators), University of Missouri Research Board, $38,856, 2000-2002
  • Nursing Intervention: Exercise in Hypertensive Women- Principal Investigator with D. J. Frid (Co-Investigator), NIH, $350,000, 1997-2003

Selected Publications

  • Varns, J. A., Fish, A. F., & Eagon, J. C. (2020). Testing a model of body image early after bariatric surgery. Applied Nursing Research, 52.
  • Kuensting, L., Beckerle, C., Murphy, N., Lavin, R., Fish, A. F., Vandermause, R., Sanner-Stiehr, E., & Bender, A. (2020, accepted). Web-based training modules for nurse practitioner preceptors, Journal for Nurse Practitioners.
  • Berger, C., Tokac, U., Fish, A. F., & Dain, M. (2020, accepted). Implementation Science:  Changing practice in oral health. The Nurse Practitioner.
  • Fish, A. F. (2020). Supervised exercise therapy for patients for symptomatic peripheral artery disease: It’s a big deal. PCNA Communications Section-Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 35, 98.
  • Fish, A. F. (2020) Will UK’s idea of changing food labels catch on? PCNA Communications Section-Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 35.
  • Fish, A. F. (2020). Enhancing physical activity through health care providers: Exercise is Medicine®. PCNA Communications Section-Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 35.
  • Zuo, P. P., Li, F, Fish, A. F., & Lou, Q., Q. (2020, accepted). Are the insulin injection guidelines really evidence-based? A systematic review of different guideline recommendations regarding injecting insulin. Chinese Journal of Diabetes Mellitus
  • Chidester, S., Fish, A. F., Livinski, A. A., Joseph, P. V. (2019, in press). The role of exosomes in B–cell function: A scoping review. Journal of Extracellular Vesicles.
  • Yang, L., Fish, A. F., Zhu, Y-Y., Yuan, X. D., Li, J. N., Wang, X., Y., Li, Y.,  Zhu, M-J.,  Liu, C., Xu, Y. C., Lou, Q. Q. (2019). Sex differences in 10-year ischemic cardiovascular disease risk prediction in Chinese patients with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, 19, 301-307.
  • Zhou, H., Wang, X., Zhu, J., Fish, A. F., Kong, W., Li, F., Liu, L., Yuan, X., Gao, X., & Lou, Q., Q. (2018). Relation of carotid artery plaque to coronary heart disease and stroke in Chinese patients: does hyperglycemic status matter? Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes, 126, 134 –140.

Selected Presentations

  • Fish, A. F. (2020). Invited paper presented on Translation of research programs to reduce cardiovascular risk factors in China. Barnes Jewish Hospital Research Council, St. Louis, MO.
  • Fish A. & Greer A. (2020). Slide Show Pack to accompany the launch of the new clinical guideline: ACSM Expert Consensus Statement to Update Recommendations for Screening Staffing and Emergency Policies to Prevent Cardiovascular Events at Health Fitness Facilities slide presentation. American College of Sports Medicine, National level.
  • Fish, A. F. (2019). Invited paper presented on Publishing in English journals: Success stories and important steps. Huzhou College, Huzhou, China.
  • Fish, A. F.(2011-2015). Multiple yearly invited podium presentations in Eastern China about publishing, hypertension, research methods, and evidence-based practice, as part of a research collaboration with Lou Qingqing, MSN, CDE, Director of Health Education with nurse managers and nurses at the Nanjing Provincial Hospital for the Integration of Eastern and Western Medicine.

Other Scholarly Activites

  • Associate Editor. Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, Appointed, 2015-2019; Editorial Board, Appointed 2019-present
  • International Collaboration, Jiangsu Province Hospital on Integration of Chinese and Western Medicine, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, China with Lou Qingqing, MSN, CDE, Director of Health Education; for the purpose of teaching and collaborative manuscript writing and research, Invited, 2011 to present

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow of the American Heart Association
  • Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing
  • Fellow of International Studies and Programs


  • American Nurses’ Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • American Heart Association
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association