Behavioral/Health Disparities Scientist
Director, Outreach Research and Education Program, Cancer Center
Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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
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:
Select Recent Publications:
von Friederichs-Fitzwater M, Navarro L. A Value-Based approach to increase breast cancer screening and health-directed behaviors among American Indian women. Journal of Cancer Education, 20 April 2010.
Lindsey LLM, von Friederichs-Fitzwater M, Silk K, Prue C, & Hammer HC. Developing effective campaign messages to prevent neural tube defects: A qualitative assessment of women's reactions to advertising concepts. Journal of Health Communication 13(8), December 2008.
von Friederichs-Fitzwater M, Meyers F, Miller C, & Lindsey LM. Comforting support of relational agents to young adults with cancer. Psycho-Oncology 17(3):S14-S15. 2008
von Friederichs-Fitzwater, M. Addressing cultural and tribal issues in breast cancer. Journal of Cancer Education 21(Supp/2):33. 2006
Jerant AF, von Friederichs-Fitzwater MM, Moore M. (2005). Patients’ perceived barriers to active self-management of chronic conditions. Patient Education and Counseling, 57(3) 300-307.
von Friederichs-Fitzwater, M. and Gilgun, J. (2001). Relational control in physician-patient encounters, Special Issue: Health Communication Journal, 13(1).
von Friederichs-Fitzwater, M., Callahan, E.J., Flynn, N. and Williams, J. (1991). Relational control in physician/patient encounters. Health Communication Journal, 3(1), 17-36.
von Friederichs-Fitzwater, M. (1988). Review: Bridging the bereavement gap: A manual for the preparation and programming of hospice bereavement services. The Hospice Journal, 3(4), 103-107.
von Friederichs-Fitzwater, M. (1983). The role of communication in the mourning process. Hospice of Salt Lake Journal, 1-2.
von Friederichs-Fitzwater, M. (1983). Understanding the hospital's impact on the patient and family. Hospice of Salt Lake Journal, March, 6-10. (Reprinted in several Utah publications.)
von Friederichs-Fitzwater, M. (1982). Support for the parents of children with cancer, Hospice of Salt Lake Journal, 2-4.
von Friederichs-Fitzwater, M. (1981). The role of support groups for parents of children with cancer. Utah State Medical Journal, Fall.