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Dr. Kathryn Phillips

Assistant Professor of School of Nursing
kphillips1@fairfield.edu
o: NHS Rm 116
p: x2733

 

Dr. Kathryn Phillips received a BS Summa Cum Laude from SUNY Albany. She then went on to complete a year studying abroad under the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange. Following this, she completed an MA in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University and an MSN in Nursing Science from Boston College, where she graduated with distinction and was awarded the clinical excellence award for geriatric nursing. Dr. Phillips later received her PhD from Boston College in Nursing Science with her dissertation entitled “Plasma BDNF in women with anorexia nervosa compared to healthy controls before and after short-term SSRI administration.” Upon graduation from the PhD program, she was awarded the Dorothy A. Jones Award for leadership, service, and development. 

Dr. Phillips brings over 10 years of experience in the care of the elderly including those with dementia. She has also provided counseling services to adolescents and cared for acutely ill in-patient psychiatric clients as an APRN. Her research focuses on eating and substance use behaviors as well as de-escalation and restraint use.



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