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Patricia W. Finn, MD. Department Chair

© Copyright 2014 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois

Marian L. Fitzgibbon, Ph.D.


Academic Title: Professor of Medicine and Public Health

Administrative Positions: Division Chief; Deputy Director, Institute for Health Research and Policy; Associate Director, Population Health, Behavior and Outcomes, University of Illinois Cancer Center

Division:  Health Promotion Research

Location: 1747 W. Roosevelt Rd., Room 486 (MC 275), Chicago, IL 60608

Phone: (312)996-0146 (Office) Fax: (312)413-8950

E-mail: mlf@uic.edu


Education:

PhD, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY (1986)

Intern, The New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY (1985-1986)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY (1986-1987)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL (1987-1988)


Faculty Positions:

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL (1988-1995)

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL (1995-2001)

Associate Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL (1995-2001)

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL (2001-2004)

Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL (2001-2004)

Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL (2004-Present)

Professor, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL (2004-Present)


Clinical Specialties

Internal Medicine - Obesity Prevention Research


Research Interests

Cancer risk reduction through changes in lifestyle behaviors such as diet and physical activity

Health risk reduction in minority and underserved populations

Adaptation and dissemination of an evidence-based obesity prevention intervention

Obesity prevention in low-income families


Selected Publications

Fitzgibbon ML, Stolley MR, Dyer AR, VanHorn L, and KauferChristoffel K. A community-based obesity prevention program for minority children: rationale and study design for Hip-Hop to Health, Jr. Prev. Med. 34(2), 289-297, 2002.  

Stolley MR, Fitzgibbon ML, Dyer A, Van Horn L, KauferChristoffel K and Schiffer L. Hip-Hop to Health, Jr., an obesity prevention program for minority preschool children: Baseline characteristics of participants.  Prev. Med. 36(3), 320-329, 2003.

Fitzgibbon ML, Stolley MR, Schiffer L, Van Horn L, KauferChristoffel K, and Dyer A. Two-year follow-up results for Hip-Hop to Health, Jr.: A randomized controlled trial for overweight prevention in preschool minority children.  J. Ped. 146(5), 618-625, 2005.

Fitzgibbon ML, Stolley MR, Schiffer L, Van Horn L, KauferKristoffel K, and Dyer A. Hip-Hop to Health, Jr. for Latino preschool children. Obesity. 14(9), 1616-1625, 2006.  

Fitzgibbon ML, Stolley MR, Schiffer L, Sharp LK, Singh V, Van Horn L, and Dyer A. Obesity Reduction Black Intervention Trial (ORBIT):  Design and baseline characteristics. J. Women’s Health. 17(7) 1099-1110, 2008.

Sharp LK, Fitzgibbon ML, and Schiffer L. Recruitment of obese black women into a physical activity and nutrition intervention trial.  J. of Phys. Act. Health. 5(6), 870–881, 2008.

Stolley MR, Fitzgibbon ML, Schiffer L, Sharp LK, Singh V, Van Horn L, and Dyer A. Obesity Reduction Black Intervention Trial (ORBIT): Six-month results. Obesity. 17(1) 100-106, 2009.

Gerber BS, Stolley MR, Thompson AL, Sharp LK, and Fitzgibbon ML. Mobile phone text messaging to promote healthy behaviors and weight loss maintenance: a feasibility study.  Health Informatics J. 15(1) 17-25, 2009.

Fitzgibbon ML, Stolley MR, Schiffer L, Sharp LK, Singh V, and Dyer A. Obesity Reduction Black Intervention Trial (ORBIT):  18-Month Results. Obesity. 18(12):2317-2325, 2010.

Fitzgibbon ML, Stolley MR, Schiffer LA, Braunschweig CL, Gomez SL, Van Horn L, and Dyer AR. Hip-Hop to Health Jr. Obesity Prevention Effectiveness Trial: Post-Intervention Results. Obesity. 19(5):994-1003, 2011.

Fisher EB, Fitzgibbon ML, Glasgow RE, Haire-Joshu D, Hayman LL, Kaplan RM, Nanney MS, and Ockene JK. Behavior Matters. Am. J. of Prev. Med. 40(5):e15-e30, 2011.

Fitzgibbon ML, Tussing-Humphreys LM, Porter JS, Martin IK, Odoms-Young A and Sharp LK.  Weight Loss and African-American Women: A Systematic Review of the Behavioral Weight Loss Intervention Literature. Obes Rev. 13(3):193-213, 2012.

Fitzgibbon ML, Stolley MR, Schiffer L, Kong A, Braunschweig CL, Gomez-Perez SL, Odoms-Young A, Van Horn L, Kaufer Christoffel K, and Dyer AR. Family-Based Hip-Hop to Health: Outcome Results. Obesity. 21(2):274-83, 2013.

Odoms-Young AM, Kong A, Schiffer LA, Porter SJ, Blumstein L, Bess S, Berbaum M, and Fitzgibbon ML.  Evaluating the Initial Impact of the Revised Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Food Packages on Dietary Intake and Home Food Availability in African American and Hispanic Families. Public Health Nutr. 2:1-11, 2013.