Marlene von Friederichs-Fitzwater, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Marlene von Friederichs-Fitzwater, M.P.H., Ph.D.



Hematology Oncology

Internal Medicine

Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology


Internal Medicine


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


Hematology and Oncology
Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology


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

Honors and Awards

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

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