Kathryn A. Phillips, PhD

University of California, San Francisco

Titles and Affiliations: 

  • Professor of Health Economics and Health Services Research, UCSF

Kathryn A. Phillips, PhD is a professor of health economics and health services research at UCSF; her expertise is on the implementation of new technologies to improve health care. In 2008, she founded the UCSF Center for Translational and Policy Research on Personalized Medicine, which is an internationally recognized leader in developing objective evidence on value and coverage on personalized/precision medicine. She has published >150 articles in major journals including JAMA, New England Journal of Medicine, and Health Affairs; has led NIH grants as the Principal Investigator for >25 years; and serves on the editorial boards for leading journals (Health Affairs, Value in Health, JAMA Internal Medicine, Genetics in Medicine ([section editor]). She has served on national and international scientific advisory committees and boards for the National Academy of Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, GenomeCanada, and other organizations. Her work has been quoted by the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and other major news outlets.

A distinguishing characteristic of Dr. Phillips’ work is her focus on the translation of science into policy insights by bringing together perspectives of insurers, industry, and government. She holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin (BA), Harvard (MPA), and University of California – Berkeley (PhD).