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Dr. Susan Phillips Appointed Director, Centre for Studies in Primary Care

Dr. Susan Phillips, Professor, has been appointed director of the department’s Centre for Studies in Primary Care (CSPC) effective November 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020. 

Dr. Phillips, who joined the department as a faculty member in 1994, will be responsible for shaping the vision and direction of the CSPC. She will oversee the centre’s day-to-day administration, and will report on its activities and finances to the department head and the dean of the Queen’s Faculty of Health Sciences. 

Dr. Phillips’ research interests include how the external world, including the environment, socioeconomic factors, gender, connectedness or marginalization get "under the skin" to affect individual health. Her areas of expertise include research methodology, epidemiology, gender, equity and health, and women's health. From extensive research on older adults, she became more and more convinced that what happens early in life affects a person's health forever more. She is now studying adverse experiences of childhood, and anxiety and resilience in children and youth. (Posted February 2018)