- B.A., Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
- M.A., Clinical Psychology, La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA
- Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA
- Clinical Psychology Internship, Neuropsychology, Pre-surgical Evaluation, and Consultation Services, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
- Postdoctoral Resident, Health Psychology, Cooper University Health Care, Camden, NJ
1 Cooper Plaza
Camden, NJ 08103
Philip Fizur is currently a postdoctoral fellow in Behavioral Medicine at the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. 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.
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.
Selected Presentations and Publications
- Fizur, P., Zelikovsky, N., & McMahon, C., Sude, M. (2018, April). Results of An Internet-Based Intervention to Improve Adherence and Psychosocial Outcomes in Cancer Patients. Poster session
presented at The Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.
- Gilrain, K., Fizur, P., & McMahon, C. (2017, March). Patterns of Consultation Laison Referrals in an Urban Academic Medical Setting: Future Directions in Behavioral Medicine. Poster session presented at
The Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA.
- Scott, K., McMahon, C., Fizur, P., Gilrain, K., Harrison, T., & Redius, M. (2017, March). Beyond Distress Assessment: Leveraging Technology for Psychosocial Screening and Dynamic Referral. Poster session
presented at The Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA.
- Scott, K., McMahon, C., Fizur, P., Gilrain, K., Harrison, T., & Redius, M. (2017, March). Empowering Breast Cancer Patients with Wearable Technology: Health Literacy, Communication, and Connection: A
Pilot Study. Poster session presented at The Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA.
- Wesley, K., and Fizur, P. “A review of mobile applications to help adolescent and young adult cancer patients.” Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics (2015) 2015(6):141 · AUGUST