Philip Fizur is a licensed clinical psychologist in the department of Behavioral Medicine at the Cooper University Health Care. He completed his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at La Salle University and predoctoral internship at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in the Department of Psychiatry before completing a post-doctoral fellowship in Behavioral Medicine and Psycho-oncology, also at Cooper.
Philip’s clinical and research interests lie in health psychology, neuropsychology, and the integration of web and mobile technologies to help make advances in these areas. Within the domain of health psychology he primarily focuses on the cognitive and behavioral correlates of individuals diagnosed with cancer. This includes cognitive assessment pre and post-treatment, behavioral interventions to improve adherence, and other interventions to assist patients in managing the psychological sequelae of living with a chronic illness. To bolster these efforts he has undertaken significant training in neuropsychology for the purpose of conducting thorough assessments to better understand a patient’s baseline level of functioning as well as the cognitive impact of diseases and treatment. To extend assessment and intervention outside of the clinic, he has both studied and created web-based, mobile-friendly applications through which patients can track symptoms, manage medications, and receive reminders of content discussed during face-to-face meetings. Finally, as a member of the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration he strives to better understand and help overcome barriers to effective dissemination and implementation of evidenced based interventions in health-related settings.
Before shifting to psychology, Philip was Associate Director of Information Technology at Temple University in the College of Liberal Arts. Since 1999 he has also worked as an independent technology consultant as well as the director of technology for a leading Philadelphia-based video game publisher. Philip resides in Haddon Heights, NJ with his loving wife Heather and their two children P.J. and Molly. When not engaged in professional or academic endeavors Philip enjoys music (both as a passive listener an active performer), cooking, reading, and photography.