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Stephanie L Fitzpatrick, PhD

TitleSenior Investigator
InstitutionKaiser Permanente Northwest
DepartmentCenter for Health Research - Northwest
Address3800 N. Interstate Avenue
Portland OR 97227
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    Dr. Stephanie L. Fitzpatrick is a clinical health psychologist whose research centers on embedding behavioral interventions for obesity and chronic disease management in primary care practices. She has expertise in development, implementation, and analysis of behavioral interventions including use of advanced statistical modeling such as structural equation modeling and item response theory.

    Dr. Fitzpatrick is currently the principal investigator on a NIDDK-funded R21 that involves applying latent class analysis to PREMIER and Weight Loss Maintenance trial data to identify individuals who successfully maintained health behavior changes over a year or more and establish demographic and baseline psychosocial predictors of behavior change maintenance.

    Before joining the Center for Health Research, Dr. Fitzpatrick was an assistant professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Rush University Medical Center. There, she served as both a clinical researcher and as a behavioral psychologist in a multidisciplinary clinic specializing in weight, diabetes, and hypertension management.

    Dr. Fitzpatrick earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Rochester, and her PhD in clinical psychology with a specialization in health psychology from the University of Miami. She also completed a one-year health psychology internship at Rush University Medical Center, Department of Behavioral Sciences and a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

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    R01DK115237     (FITZPATRICK, STEPHANIE LENAY)Jul 1, 2017 - Jun 30, 2021
    NIH/NIDDK
    Evaluating the implementation of the diabetes prevention program in an integrated health system
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R21DK104246     (FITZPATRICK, STEPHANIE LENAY)Sep 15, 2015 - Aug 31, 2017
    NIH/NIDDK
    Behavioral Responders & Non-Responders to Behavioral Treatment for Obesity
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Papajorgji-Taylor D, Francisco M, Schneider JL, Vaughn K, Lindberg N, Smith N, Fitzpatrick SL. Bridge to Health/ Puente a la Salud: Rationale and design of a pilot feasibility randomized trial to address diabetes self-management and unmet basic needs among racial/ethnic minority and low-income patients. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2021 Jun; 22:100779. PMID: 34013093; PMCID: PMC8114052.
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    2. Fitzpatrick SL, Banegas MP, Kimes TM, Papajorgji-Taylor D, Fuoco MJ. Prevalence of Unmet Basic Needs and Association with Diabetes Control and Care Utilization Among Insured Persons with Diabetes. Popul Health Manag. 2021 Aug; 24(4):463-469. PMID: 33535008.
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    3. Young DR, Sidell MA, Fitzpatrick S, Koebnick C, Nau CL, Oshiro C, Horberg M. Characteristics of adults with overweight and obesity who have not attempted weight loss in the prior 12 months. Obes Res Clin Pract. 2020 Sep - Oct; 14(5):449-455. PMID: 32847735.
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    4. Fitzpatrick SL, Rosales AG, Brown SD, Arterburn DE, Daley MF, Horberg M, Koebnick C, Oshiro C, Young DR. Behavioural and psychosocial factors associated with 5-year weight trajectories within the PORTAL Overweight/Obesity Cohort. Obes Sci Pract. 2020 Jun; 6(3):272-281. PMID: 32523716; PMCID: PMC7278910.
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    5. Fitzpatrick SL, Brooks N, Bray B, Stevens VJ. Adherence to behavioral recommendations for weight loss and associated psychosocial factors among African American adults. J Behav Med. 2020 10; 43(5):859-864. PMID: 31617048; PMCID: PMC7909610.
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    6. Zhu Y, Sidell MA, Arterburn D, Daley MF, Desai J, Fitzpatrick SL, Horberg MA, Koebnick C, McCormick E, Oshiro C, Young DR, Ferrara A. Racial/Ethnic Disparities in the Prevalence of Diabetes and Prediabetes by BMI: Patient Outcomes Research To Advance Learning (PORTAL) Multisite Cohort of Adults in the U.S. Diabetes Care. 2019 12; 42(12):2211-2219. PMID: 31537541; PMCID: PMC6868463.
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    7. Lewis KH, Fischer H, Ard J, Bessesen D, Daley M, Desai J, Fitzpatrick S, Horberg M, Koebnick C, Oshiro C, Young DR, Arterburn DE. Response to "Knowledge Gaps in Long-Term Phentermine Use". Obesity (Silver Spring). 2019 08; 27(8):1220. PMID: 31264802.
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    8. Lewis KH, Fischer H, Ard J, Barton L, Bessesen DH, Daley MF, Desai J, Fitzpatrick SL, Horberg M, Koebnick C, Oshiro C, Yamamoto A, Young DR, Arterburn DE. Safety and Effectiveness of Longer-Term Phentermine Use: Clinical Outcomes from an Electronic Health Record Cohort. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2019 Apr; 27(4):591-602. PMID: 30900410.
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    9. Lange-Maia BS, Karvonen-Gutierrez CA, Strotmeyer ES, Avery EF, Appelhans BM, Fitzpatrick SL, Janssen I, Dugan SA, Kravitz HM. Factors Influencing Longitudinal Stair Climb Performance from Midlife to Early Late Life: The Study of Women's Health Across the Nation Chicago and Michigan Sites. J Nutr Health Aging. 2019; 23(9):821-828. PMID: 31641731; PMCID: PMC6818752.
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    10. Powell LH, Appelhans BM, Ventrelle J, Karavolos K, March ML, Ong JC, Fitzpatrick SL, Normand P, Dawar R, Kazlauskaite R. Development of a lifestyle intervention for the metabolic syndrome: Discovery through proof-of-concept. Health Psychol. 2018 Oct; 37(10):929-939. PMID: 30234352.
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    11. Fitzpatrick SL, Appel LJ, Bray B, Brooks N, Stevens VJ. Predictors of Long-Term Adherence to Multiple Health Behavior Recommendations for Weight Management. Health Educ Behav. 2018 12; 45(6):997-1007. PMID: 29478353.
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    12. Young DR, Fischer H, Arterburn D, Bessesen D, Cromwell L, Daley MF, Desai J, Ferrara A, Fitzpatrick SL, Horberg MA, Koebnick C, Nau CL, Oshiro C, Waitzfelder B, Yamamoto A. Associations of overweight/obesity and socioeconomic status with hypertension prevalence across racial and ethnic groups. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2018 Mar; 20(3):532-540. PMID: 29432662.
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    13. Fitzpatrick SL, Dickins K, Avery E, Ventrelle J, Shultz A, Kishen E, Rothschild S. Effect of an obesity best practice alert on physician documentation and referral practices. Transl Behav Med. 2017 12; 7(4):881-890. PMID: 28653221.
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    14. Fitzpatrick SL, Wilson DK, Pagoto SL. Society for Health Psychology (APA Division 38) and Society of Behavioral Medicine joint position statement on the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program. Transl Behav Med. 2017 06; 7(2):385-387. PMID: 28144834.
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    15. Fitzpatrick SL, Hill-Briggs F. Strategies for Sustained Weight Management: Perspectives From African American Patients With Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Educ. 2017 06; 43(3):304-310. PMID: 28520551.
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    16. Fitzpatrick SL, Stevens VJ. Adult obesity management in primary care, 2008-2013. Prev Med. 2017 Jun; 99:128-133. PMID: 28232100.
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    17. Fitzpatrick SL, Golden SH, Stewart K, Sutherland J, DeGross S, Brown T, Wang NY, Allen J, Cooper LA, Hill-Briggs F. Effect of DECIDE (Decision-making Education for Choices In Diabetes Everyday) Program Delivery Modalities on Clinical and Behavioral Outcomes in Urban African Americans With Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Trial. Diabetes Care. 2016 Dec; 39(12):2149-2157. PMID: 27879359.
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    18. Dalcin AT, Jerome GJ, Fitzpatrick SL, Louis TA, Wang NY, Bennett WL, Durkin N, Clark JM, Daumit GL, Appel LJ, Coughlin JW. Perceived helpfulness of the individual components of a behavioural weight loss program: results from the Hopkins POWER Trial. Obes Sci Pract. 2015 10; 1(1):23-32. PMID: 27668085.
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    19. Fitzpatrick SL, Coughlin JW, Appel LJ, Tyson C, Stevens VJ, Jerome GJ, Dalcin A, Brantley PJ, Hill-Briggs F. Application of Latent Class Analysis to Identify Behavioral Patterns of Response to Behavioral Lifestyle Interventions in Overweight and Obese Adults. Int J Behav Med. 2015 Aug; 22(4):471-80. PMID: 25331853.
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    20. Fitzpatrick SL, Wischenka D, Appelhans BM, Pbert L, Wang M, Wilson DK, Pagoto SL. An Evidence-based Guide for Obesity Treatment in Primary Care. Am J Med. 2016 Jan; 129(1):115.e1-7. PMID: 26239092.
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    21. Appelhans BM, Fitzpatrick SL, Li H, Cail V, Waring ME, Schneider KL, Whited MC, Busch AM, Pagoto SL. The home environment and childhood obesity in low-income households: indirect effects via sleep duration and screen time. BMC Public Health. 2014 Nov 09; 14:1160. PMID: 25381553.
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    22. Fitzpatrick SL, Hill-Briggs F. Measuring health-related problem solving among African Americans with multiple chronic conditions: application of Rasch analysis. J Behav Med. 2015 Oct; 38(5):787-97. PMID: 25319236.
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    23. Lai BS, Auslander BA, Fitzpatrick SL, Podkowirow V. Disasters and Depressive Symptoms in Children: A Review. Child Youth Care Forum. 2014 Aug 01; 43(4):489-504. PMID: 25067897.
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    24. Jerome GJ, Dalcin A, Coughlin JW, Fitzpatrick S, Wang NY, Durkin N, Yeh HC, Charleston J, Pozefsky T, Daumit GL, Clark JM, Louis TA, Appel LJ. Longitudinal accuracy of web-based self-reported weights: results from the Hopkins POWER Trial. J Med Internet Res. 2014 Jul 15; 16(7):e173. PMID: 25042773.
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    25. Li H, Fitzpatrick SL, Nackers LM, Appelhans BM. Clustering effects in group-based behavioral weight loss trials. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Jul; 22(7):1577-8. PMID: 24753503.
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    26. Ameling JM, Ephraim PL, Bone LR, Levine DM, Roter DL, Wolff JL, Hill-Briggs F, Fitzpatrick SL, Noronha GJ, Fagan PJ, Lewis-Boyer L, Hickman D, Simmons M, Purnell L, Fisher A, Cooper LA, Aboumatar HJ, Albert MC, Flynn SJ, Boulware LE. Adapting hypertension self-management interventions to enhance their sustained effectiveness among urban African Americans. Fam Community Health. 2014 Apr-Jun; 37(2):119-33. PMID: 24569158.
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    27. Fitzpatrick SL, Jeffery R, Johnson KC, Roche CC, Van Dorsten B, Gee M, Johnson RA, Charleston J, Dotson K, Walkup MP, Hill-Briggs F, Brancati FL. Baseline predictors of missed visits in the Look AHEAD study. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Jan; 22(1):131-40. PMID: 23996977.
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    28. Fitzpatrick SL, Bandeen-Roche K, Stevens VJ, Coughlin JW, Rubin RR, Brantley PJ, Funk KL, Svetkey LP, Jerome GJ, Dalcin A, Charleston J, Appel LJ. Examining behavioral processes through which lifestyle interventions promote weight loss: results from PREMIER. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Apr; 22(4):1002-7. PMID: 24124061.
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    29. Flynn SJ, Ameling JM, Hill-Briggs F, Wolff JL, Bone LR, Levine DM, Roter DL, Lewis-Boyer L, Fisher AR, Purnell L, Ephraim PL, Barbers J, Fitzpatrick SL, Albert MC, Cooper LA, Fagan PJ, Martin D, Ramamurthi HC, Boulware LE. Facilitators and barriers to hypertension self-management in urban African Americans: perspectives of patients and family members. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2013; 7:741-9. PMID: 23966772.
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    30. Rubin RR, Peyrot M, Wang NY, Coughlin JW, Jerome GJ, Fitzpatrick SL, Bennett WL, Dalcin A, Daumit G, Durkin N, Chang YT, Yeh HC, Louis TA, Appel LJ. Patient-reported outcomes in the practice-based opportunities for weight reduction (POWER) trial. Qual Life Res. 2013 Nov; 22(9):2389-98. PMID: 23515902.
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    31. Fitzpatrick SL, Schumann KP, Hill-Briggs F. Problem solving interventions for diabetes self-management and control: a systematic review of the literature. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2013 May; 100(2):145-61. PMID: 23312614.
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    32. Grupski AE, Hood MM, Hall BJ, Azarbad L, Fitzpatrick SL, Corsica JA. Examining the Binge Eating Scale in screening for binge eating disorder in bariatric surgery candidates. Obes Surg. 2013 Jan; 23(1):1-6. PMID: 23104387.
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    33. Fitzpatrick SL, Lai BS, Brancati FL, Golden SH, Hill-Briggs F. Metabolic syndrome risk profiles among African American adolescents: national health and nutrition examination survey, 2003-2010. Diabetes Care. 2013 Feb; 36(2):436-42. PMID: 23093663.
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    34. Llabre MM, Fitzpatrick SL. Revisiting measurement models in psychosomatic medicine research: a latent variable approach. Psychosom Med. 2012 Feb-Mar; 74(2):169-77. PMID: 22286856.
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    35. Saab PG, Fitzpatrick S, Lai B, McCalla JR. Elevated body mass index and obesity among ethnically diverse adolescents. Ethn Dis. 2011; 21(2):176-82. PMID: 21749021.
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    36. Dahn JR, Fitzpatrick SL, Llabre MM, Apterbach GS, Helms RL, Cugnetto ML, Klaus J, Florez H, Lawler T. Weight management for veterans: examining change in weight before and after MOVE! Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 May; 19(5):977-81. PMID: 21127474.
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    37. Jefferson WK, Zunker C, Feucht JC, Fitzpatrick SL, Greene LF, Shewchuk RM, Baskin ML, Walton NW, Phillips B, Ard JD. Use of the Nominal Group Technique (NGT) to understand the perceptions of the healthiness of foods associated with African Americans. Eval Program Plann. 2010 Nov; 33(4):343-8. PMID: 20047762.
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    38. Malpede CZ, Greene LE, Fitzpatrick SL, Jefferson WK, Shewchuk RM, Baskin ML, Ard JD. Racial influences associated with weight-related beliefs in African American and Caucasian women. Ethn Dis. 2007; 17(1):1-5. PMID: 17274201.
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    39. Ard JD, Fitzpatrick S, Desmond RA, Sutton BS, Pisu M, Allison DB, Franklin F, Baskin ML. The impact of cost on the availability of fruits and vegetables in the homes of schoolchildren in Birmingham, Alabama. Am J Public Health. 2007 Feb; 97(2):367-72. PMID: 17138914.
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