About

 

Philip Fizur is a licensed clinical psychologist in the department of Behavioral Medicine at Cooper University Health Care. In addition, he holds appoints of Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and both Adjunct Lecturer and Clinical Faculty positions in the departments of Psychology and Advanced Practice Nursing at Drexel University. and  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 modern 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 both acute and chronic health conditions. 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 their conditions. 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. His efforts to integrate mental health treatment into Cooper’s Urban Health Institute are intended to improve overall health and well-being, as well as to address societal inequities in physical and emotional health outcomes.  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.

Selected Publications

Hays, A. M., Gilrain, K. L., Grunberg, V. A., Bullock, A., Fizur, P., Ross, S. E., et al. (2019). Implementing and evaluating SBIRT for alcohol use at a level 1 trauma center: A behavioral medicine approach. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings

Wesley, K. M., Fizur, P. J., & Wesley, K. M. (2015). A review of mobile applications to help adolescent and young adult cancer patients. Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics, 6, 141-148.

Lewis, C., Darnell, D., Kerns, S., Monroe-Devita, M., Landes, S. J., Lyon, A. R., et al. (2016). Proceedings of the 3rd biennial conference of the society for implementation research collaboration (SIRC) 2015: Advancing efficient methodologies through community partnerships and team science : Seattle, WA, USA. 24-26 september 2015.

Tiwari, S., Kendall, P. C., Hoff, A. L., Harrison, J. P., & Fizur, P. (2013). Characteristics of exposure sessions as predictors of treatment response in anxious youth. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 42(1), 34-43.