Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Assistant Professor of Medicine


Philip Fizur is the Lead Psychologist for Integrated Primary and Specialty Care as well as both Assistant Professor of Medicine and Biopsychosocial Director at Cooper University Health Care and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University respectively. In addition he holds is both Adjunct Lecturer and Clinical Faculty in the departments of Psychology and Advanced Practice Nursing respectively at Drexel University.  He completed his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at La Salle University and predoctoral internship at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in the Department of Psychiatry before returning to Cooper to complete his post-doctoral fellowship in Behavioral Medicine, with concentrations in Integrated Primary Care and Psycho-oncology. 

Philip’s main clinical and research focus is integrated primary care and issues of implementation and dissemination therein. His research and clinical work has focused on the cognitive and behavioral correlates of various acute and chronic illnesses as well as interventions to address these correlates, with specific focus on cancer and diabetes. The work of he and his colleagues mainly targets adaptive coping with illness as well as adherence to medical treatment and common barriers thereof, most frequently comorbid depression, anxiety, and trauma.

To improve assessment and intervention outside of the clinic, he has both created and studied web-based, mobile-friendly applications through which patients can extend the effects of treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for depression and anxiety, track symptoms of their medical illnesses, manage medications, and receive reminders of content discussed during face-to-face meetings.

More recently, Philip has been afforded the opportunity to begin integrating psychological services into the primary care space at Cooper’s Urban Health Institute with the goal of improving physical wellness by addressing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and trauma that often exacerbate many common health conditions. Inspired by the physicians of UHI, the overarching goal of this program is to address social inequities in physical and mental health treatment and outcomes.  As a board member of both the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration and Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers he strives to better understand and help overcome barriers to effective dissemination and implementation of evidenced based interventions in healthcare. 

Before beginning his training in clinical psychology, Philip was Assistant 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 HeightsNJ 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, and reading.

Selected Publications

  • Beachy, S., Liang, C., Fizur, P., Qiong, F., Johnson, N. (2024) Disentangling the Coping Process in White Rural Men Who Carry Guns. Psychological Reports.
  • Goodwin, C.L., DeAngelo, M.J., Fizur, P.J. Gender identity and mental health (2023) Encyclopedia of Mental Health, Third Edition: Volume 1-3, 2, pp. V2-59-V2-65.
  • Bullock, A., Sorbello, A., Gilrain, K., Fizur, P., & Aplin, K. (2022). Patient satisfaction with a psychology consultation-liaison service. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. Advance online publication.
  • Gilrain KL, Fizur P, Allen, R, Campbell, E, Watson, P, Jordan, S, Kupersmith, E., Rostsain, A. Addressing the Emotional Distress of Healthcare Workers: Creating a Cohesive Resiliency Program Response to COVID-19. Journal of Mental Health & Clinical Psychology. 2020; 8(1)
  • Hays, A. M., Gilrain, K. L., Grunberg, V. A., Bullock, A., Fizur, P., Ross, S. E., et al. (2020). Implementing and evaluating SBIRT for alcohol use at a level 1 trauma center: A behavioral medicine approach. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 27(2), 376-384.