Areas of Expertise:
Undergraduate: B.A. in psychology, Oklahoma City University, 1969
Graduate: Master of Public Health, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 1971
Doctoral: Ph.D. in Human Ecology (Epidemiology), The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 1974
Post-doctoral: New England Epidemiology Institute at Tutfs University, Medford, Mass.
Philips has been recognized by the Texas Legislature with the Gibson Lewis Award for Public Education and by the Texas Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition with their Leadership Award, as the founding chairman.
Philips currently serves as the executive vice president for rural and community health at TTUHSC and is recognized nationally for his expertise in cancer control education.
Before joining TTUHSC in 2009, Philips served as the chairman of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health at the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch and the director of the Cancer and Education and Outreach at the UTMB Cancer Center. He founded and is the director for a statewide program for cancer patients and their caregivers called the Cancer Nutrition Network for Texans that is funded in partnership with the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
Philips is an accomplished and widely published author in the peer-reviewed literature of books, educational modules and online web education resources.