Daniela Wittmann, PhD, LMSW, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the University of Michigan Department of Urology in the University of Michigan Health System. She is an AASECT certified sex therapist and a sex therapy supervisor. She received her BA Hons. in Russian Studies and Psychology at the University of Keele, Staffs., UK, her MSW at Simmons College School of Social Work, Boston and her PhD in Social Work at Michigan State University. She is one of the leading members in the Prostate Cancer Survivorship Program at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. She has 30 years of experience in individual, couple and family psychotherapy with patients with chronic illnesses including cancer and severe mental illness. Her research interests include the use of mixed methods to study the effect of cancer on sexual health and the development, testing and dissemination of interventions that promote sexual recovery after cancer treatment.
- 2013 PhD Social Work Michigan State University, Lansing
- 1978 MSW Interpersonal Practice Simmons College, Boston
- 1972 BA Psychology & Russian Studies University of Keele, Staffordshire, UK
Bernat JK, Skolarus TA, Hawley ST, Haggstrom DA, Darwish-Yassine M, Wittmann DA. Negative information-seeking experiences of long-term prostate cancer survivors. J Cancer Surviv. 2016 Dec;10(6):1089-1095. Epub 2016 May 26
Paich K, Dunn R, Skolarus T, Montie J, Hollenbeck B, Palapattu G, Wood D Jr, Mitchell S, Hola V, Erickson K, Shifferd J, Wittmann D. Preparing Patients and Partners for Recovery From the Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Surgery: A Group Approach. Urology. 2016 Feb;88:36-42. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2015.07.064. Epub 2015 Nov 2.
Wittmann D, Skolarus TA, Montie JE. Are we targeting the right outcome for sexual health after prostate cancer treatment? Eur Urol. 2015 Oct;68(4):550-1. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2015.05.044. Epub 2015 Jun 6.
Wittmann D, Carolan M, Given B, Skolarus TA, Crossley H, An L, Palapattu G, Clark P, Montie JE. What couples say about their recovery of sexual intimacy after prostatectomy: toward the development of a conceptual model of couples' sexual recovery after surgery for prostate cancer. J Sex Med. 2015 Feb;12(2):494-504. doi: 10.1111/jsm.12732. Epub 2014 Oct 31.