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Marlene von Friederichs-Fitzwater, M.P.H., Ph.D. View profile as PDF

Marlene  von Friederichs-Fitzwater

Clinical Interests

Behavioral change & cultural influences; reducing disparities in cancer prevention, control and treatment, community-based participatory research, cancer survivorship issues, HCV prevention among adolescents and young adults.


Associate Adjunct Professor
Behavioral/Health Disparities Scientist
Director, Outreach Research and Education Program, Cancer Center


Cancer, Hematology Oncology, Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology



Hematology and Oncology
Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology


UC Davis Cancer Center


Ph.D., University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1987
M.P.H., Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2008
M.A., University of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska, 1983
B.S., Westmister College, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1983

Professional Memberships:

American Association of Public Health
Association for the Behavioral Sciences and Medical Education
Association for Women in Science
Fellow American Academy on Physician and Patient
Society for Public Health Education
Society of Behavioral Medicine
Society of Teachers for Family Medicine

Select Honors and Awards:

21st Century Award for Achievement in Health Communication, The International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, 2003

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