Helen Fisher

Professor, Author

1945 –


Who is Helen Fisher?

Helen E. Fisher is an American anthropologist and human behavior researcher. She is a professor at Rutgers University and has studied romantic interpersonal attraction for over 30 years. Prior to Rutgers University, she was a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

Dr. Fisher earned a BA in Anthropology and Psychology from New York University in 1968; an MA in Physical Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Linguistics, and Archeology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1972, and a PhD in Physical Anthropology: Human Evolution, Primatology, Human Sexual Behavior, and Reproductive Strategies from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1975.

She is a leading expert on the biology of love and attraction. She is currently the most referenced scholar in the love research community. In 2005, she was hired by match.com to help build chemistry.com, which used her research and experience to create both hormone-based and personality-based matching systems. She was one of the main speakers at the 2006 and 2008 TED conference. On January 30, 2009, she was featured in an ABC News 20/20 special, Why Him? Why Her?

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May 31, 1945
Also known as
  • Helen E. Fisher
  • Canada
  • United States of America
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • Rutgers University

on July 23, 2013


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