Dr. Phillips’s expertise is on the implementation of new technologies to improve healthcare. As founding director of the UCSF Center for Translational and Policy Research on Personalized Medicine, she focuses on access, quality, and value of precision/personalized medicine. Dr. Phillips has published ~150 articles in major journals, including JAMA, New England Journal of Medicine, and Health Affairs and has had continuous funding from the NIH as a Principal Investigator for 25 years. A distinguishing characteristic of Dr. Phillips’ work is the translation of science into policy by bringing together perspectives across stakeholders. She has worked extensively with health plans, industry, and government agencies across the globe. Dr. Phillips serves on the editorial boards of the journals Health Affairs and Value in Health. In 2016, she was awarded a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residency. Dr. Phillips holds degrees from UC-Berkeley, Harvard, and UT-Austin.  

Involvement with AcademyHealth:

  • Committee Member - 2018 Annual Research Meeting