Ruth Fisher, Ph.D., is a systems design researcher, modeler, and analyst. She analyzes markets to determine how environments shape outcomes. Dr. Fisher has 25 years of experience in the technology and healthcare industries and has worked on behalf of technology companies, early-stage researchers, physicians, and technology start-ups.
Dr. Fisher came to cannabis in 2015 to help her brother figure out how to use medical cannabis to address his MS-induced neuropathic pain. Since she found cannabis, she has become an ardent researcher and advocate for medical cannabis use. As an economist, she’s also fascinated by cannabis technologies and market dynamics – how the industry is evolving in medical and recreational use, and how well the industry is serving market participants.
Dr. Fisher is co-founder of CannDynamics, Inc. and author of The Medical Cannabis Primer: Ushering in the golden Age of Marijuana and Winning the Hardware-Software Game: Using Game Theory to Optimize the Pace of New Technology Adoption. She holds a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago.