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Marian L. Fitzgibbon, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics, College of Medicine Professor

Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health Associate Director, Institute for Health Research and Policy Associate Director for Cancer Prevention and Control, Cancer Center

BIRCWH Internal Advisory Board, Member, BIRCWH Mentor


Dr. Marian Fitzgibbon is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics in the UIC College of Medicine and the Division of Health Policy and Administration in the UIC School of Public Health. She also serves as an IHRP Associate Director and, in the University of Illinois Cancer Center, she is the Associate Director for Cancer Prevention and Control. Dr. Fitzgibbon’s research has focused primarily on health risk reduction interventions in minority and underserved populations. Her work has been supported by the NIH continually for more than a dozen years and she regularly publishes in peer-reviewed journals. She serves as an ad hoc reviewer on a number of journals, including Health Psychology, The Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, American Journal of Public Health, The Journal of The American Medical Association, and Ethnicity and Disease. Dr. Fitzgibbon has mentored pre-doctoral, postdoctoral, and junior faculty for more than a decade. She has chaired 12 dissertation committees and is the primary mentor for two recipients of career development K awards through the National Cancer Institute (NCI). She recently received a minority supplement for a grant awarded from the NCI and is a mentor for a Career Development Awardee.