Gregory Phillips II, PhD Promoted to Assistant Professor on the Tenure-Eligible Investigator Faculty Career Track

ISGMH is proud to announce Dr. Gregory Phillips II has been promoted from Research Assistant Professor to Assistant Professor on the Tenure-Eligible Investigator Faculty Career Track! Dr. Phillips is the director of ISGMH’s Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance (EDIT) program.

Dr. Phillips’ research focuses on understanding social-, sexual-, and network-level factors that drive the HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men (MSM), particularly among young MSM and Black MSM. He received his doctorate in Epidemiology from The George Washington University in 2012, and has spent the last decade working on HRSA-, CDC-, and NIH-funded projects focused on identifying behaviors associated with HIV infection and effective interventions to halt the spread of HIV among affected populations.

Dr. Phillips is currently the principal investigator (PI) of two NIH-funded R01 awards: an NIAAA-funded project assessing the role of alcohol disparities in HIV risk among sexual minority youth utilizing data from the CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS); and Network Canvas, a NIDA-funded project to develop a standalone software suite that will simplify the process of collecting complex network and geospatial data. Dr. Phillips is also the PI of the Center for the Evaluation of HIV Prevention Programs in Chicago, a Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH)-funded project to evaluate 20 evidence-based and innovative HIV prevention interventions being implemented in Chicago. He has been the PI of two Third Coast Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) awards to: address disparities in meningitis vaccination awareness and uptake among MSM, and to identify HIV microepidemics among YMSM using network and phylogenetic data. Dr. Phillips is also the Academic PI of an Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) project to improve the health of Latino same gender-loving men, working alongside a community-based organization on Chicago’s Northwest side. Additionally, Dr. Phillips collaborates with others on a variety of research projects related to program evaluation and use of diverse datasets to address health disparities among sexual and gender minority individuals. These collaborations include serving as a Co-Investigator with the Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology for Drug Abuse and HIV, as a Faculty Affiliate of the Institute for Policy Research, and as a member of the Network Science Data Core for RADAR.

Congratulations to Dr. Phillips on this outstanding accomplishment!