Dr. Jennifer Phillips
Assistant Professor, School of Psychology
Jennifer E. Phillips, Assistant Professor of Psychology, earned her Ph.D. in Clinical-Health Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. She originally came to Cincinnati to complete her internship at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center. After a postdoctoral fellowship in Primary Care-Mental Health Integration at the Dayton VA, she returned to the Cincinnati VA as a member of an integrated primary care team. She has also maintained a private clinical practice which is focused on helping clients achieve health behavior goals, cope with chronic illness, and address concerns of caregivers for individuals with chronic medical problems.
Dr. Phillips’ areas of research focus include social inequities in health, particularly those related to cardiovascular disease and the LGBTQ community, and the impact of mindfulness on compassion fatigue/burnout in health care professionals. She continues to serve as a research consultant for the Cincinnati VA Whole Health program, and facilitates graduate student research experiences in that program.
Her clinical interests center on wellness promotion, management of/coping with chronic illness, concerns of caregivers for individuals with chronic medical problems, and LGBTQ issues related to social stress and discrimination, coming out, family acceptance and relationship concerns.
Dr. Phillips teaches undergraduate courses (e.g., abnormal psychology, physiological psychology), graduate courses (clinical health psychology and primary care psychology). She also serves as a clinical supervisor for the Xavier University Psychological Services Center and Student Health Center practica within the Psy.D. program.
Health Behavior Change, Caregiver Stress, LGBTQ populations
Achieving health goals using a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) approaches. Management of and coping with current health-related concerns or chronic illness. Concerns of caregivers for individuals with chronic medical problems and/or dementia,including end-of- life issues. LGBTQ issues related to social stress and discrimination, coming out, family acceptance, and relationship concerns.