Heidi Fitterling, MPH

Clinical Operations Director

My Why

I’ve learned firsthand how anxiety can dictate a limited belief in what we can achieve and experience in life. As the mother of a teenager, I’m aware of the challenges she and her peers must face as they grow into young adults, and I know how effective high quality Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can be in helping individuals rise to these challenges. I’m honored to work with this passionate team and am dedicated to our patients and their families as they master those skills that enable them to claim command of their lives, not just for a time, but for a lifetime.

Prior to joining Lumate, Heidi Fitterling spent more than 20 years managing the research operations, strategic communications, and stakeholder relationships for high-profile programs in large, academic medical centers in New York City, including the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the Center for Health Informatics and Bioinformatics at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Most recently, she managed an endowed institute in Developmental Neuroscience in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the New York State Psychiatric Institute.

Heidi has long been interested in how research informs our understanding of and response to the most intractable problems of human health and experience. She has collaborated on the design, conduct, and publication of research and recognizes that translating what we learn from rigorous research into clinical practice as well as increasing access to high quality care is critical to address the mental health crisis and help populations thrive. Heidi graduated with honors from Boston University where she received a B.A. and the College Prize for Excellence in Anthropology. She received her MPH from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health with a concentration in psychiatric epidemiology.

Heidi lives in Manhattan with her husband Michael, daughter Vera and their 2 cats, Hermann and Henry. A booklover and self-described flâneuse in her free time, she enjoys long walks and taking in the city’s rich cultural offerings with her family.

Now Seeing Patients Ages 12-25

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