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Stephanie L Fitzpatrick, PhD

InstitutionKaiser Permanente Northwest
DepartmentCenter for Health Research - Northwest
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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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    R21DK104246     (FITZPATRICK, STEPHANIE LENAY)Sep 15, 2015 - Aug 31, 2017
    Behavioral Responders & Non-Responders to Behavioral Treatment for Obesity
    Role: Principal Investigator

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

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    1. 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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    2. 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 Dec; 45(6):997-1007. PMID: 29478353.
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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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 12; 39(12):2149-2157. PMID: 27879359.
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    9. 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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    10. 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; PMCID: PMC4957646.
    11. 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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    12. 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; PMCID: PMC4233039.
    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. 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; PMCID: PMC4129117.
    16. 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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    17. 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; PMCID: PMC4002996.
    18. 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; PMCID: PMC3943994.
    19. 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; PMCID: PMC3968223.
    20. 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; PMCID: PMC3743518.
    21. 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; PMCID: PMC4137865.
    22. 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; PMCID: PMC3633671.
    23. 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; PMCID: PMC4874644.
    24. 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; PMCID: PMC3554320.
    25. 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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    26. Fitzpatrick S, Joks R, Silverberg JI. Obesity is associated with increased asthma severity and exacerbations, and increased serum immunoglobulin E in inner-city adults. Clin Exp Allergy. 2012 May; 42(5):747-59. PMID: 22092883.
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    27. 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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    28. 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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    29. 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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    30. 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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    31. 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; PMCID: PMC1781416.
    32. Scott MB, Ellis MH, Cruz-Rivera M, Fitzpatrick S, Smith JA. Once-daily budesonide inhalation suspension in infants and children < 4 and > or = 4 years of age with persistent asthma. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2001 Dec; 87(6):488-95. PMID: 11770696.
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    33. Leflein JG, Gawchik SM, Galant SP, Lyzell E, Young M, Cruz-Rivera M, Walton-Bowen K, Smith JA, Fitzpatrick S. Safety of budesonide inhalation suspension (Pulmicort Respules) after up to 52 weeks of treatment in infants and young children with persistent asthma. Allergy Asthma Proc. 2001 Nov-Dec; 22(6):359-66. PMID: 11775393.
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    34. Mellon M, Leflein J, Walton-Bowen K, Cruz-Rivera M, Fitzpatrick S, Smith JA. Comparable efficacy of administration with face mask or mouthpiece of nebulized budesonide inhalation suspension for infants and young children with persistent asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2000 Aug; 162(2 Pt 1):593-8. PMID: 10934092.
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