Methodologist (CEHHS) and Associate Professor - Currently Accepting PhD Students
Angela Fidler Pfammatter, MS, PhD, is the Senior Methodologist for the College of Education, Health, and Human Science, and Associate Professor of Public Health. She earned her MS (2006) and PhD in clinical health psychology (2012) at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. She completed a clinical postdoctoral fellowship (2013) at the Capital District Health Authority in Halifax, Nova Scotia and a research postdoctoral fellowship in Behavioral Medicine (2015) at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Prior to coming to UTK, she was faculty in Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine where she maintains an Adjunct Associate Professor appointment. Her research is focused on using mHealth tools and optimization research methodology to develop behavioral interventions for the purpose of preventing chronic disease. Her work is currently funded by several grants from the National Institutes of Health.
She is internationally recognized as an effective collaborator and expert in optimization trial designs and behavioral intervention development. She is often sought out for her expertise in team science, training and supervision of health promotionists, and the development of mHealth tools to support assessment and interventions related to health behaviors. Her students and mentees have often leveraged opportunities to work with Dr. Pfammatter to learn skills in effective health promotion, applying behavioral theories and research designs to systematically develop behavioral interventions, and the conduct of rigorous trials.
With experience in both quantitative and qualitative research, her mission at UTK is to support faculty in the endeavor of achieving extramural research funding and to contribute to the quality of research and prestigious reputation of the University.