Philip J. Fizur, PsyD
Cooper University Health Care Titles
- Clinical Health Psychologist, Hospital Medicine
- Lead Psychologist, Integrated Psychological Services
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Titles
- Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cooper Independent Licensed Practitioner
Dr. Fizur's clinical and research focus remains on health psychology, neuropsychology, and the integration of technology to promote advances in these areas. 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 the 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.
Education & Training
|PsyD, Clinical Psychology - La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA
|MA, Clinical Psychology - La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA
|Clinical Psychology - Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
|Health Psychology - Cooper University Health Care, Camden, NJ
Integrated primary care and the use of web and mobile technologies to help make advances in psychological care
- American Psychological Association
- Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers
- Society for Behavioral Medicine
Hays AM, Gilrain KL, Grunberg VA, Bullock A, Fizur P, Ross SE. Implementing and Evaluating SBIRT for Alcohol Use at a Level 1 Trauma Center: A Behavioral Medicine Approach. J Clin Psychol Med Settings. 2020 Jun;27(2):376-384. doi: 10.1007/s10880-019-09681-9. PMID: 31741195.
Wesley KM, Fizur PJ. A review of mobile applications to help adolescent and young adult cancer patients. Adolesc Health Med Ther. 2015 Aug 18;6:141-8. doi: 10.2147/AHMT.S69209. PMID: 26316835; PMCID: PMC4547645.