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Teaching Faculty

Philip Fizur, PsyD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Clinical Health Psychologist, Hospital Medicine

Education and Training

Graduate School: PsyD, Clinical Psychology - La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA, MA, Clinical Psychology - La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Clinical Psychology - Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
Residency: Health Psychology - Cooper University Health Care, Camden, NJ


  • Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers (Board Member)
  • Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (Board Member)
  • American Psychological Association
  • Society for Behavioral Medicine

About Me

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.

Medical School Class Involvement: M1 - Motivational Interviewing, M3 - Case Presentation Plenary, M4 - Clinical Rotation, Integrated Primary Care