Beth Phillips, MPH

Title(s)Project Director, Family Community Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Ave, #2203
San Francisco CA 94110
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    Willamette University, Salem ORBA2005Anthropology and Gender Studies
    University of Arizona, Tucson AZMPH2012Global Family and Child Health
    UCSF - Office of Diversity and Outreach, San Francisco, CA2019Certificate in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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    STAR Achievement Award2021  - 2023University of California, San Francisco
    Fulbright2015  - 2016University of Uyo, Nigeria
    University of Arizona2010  - 2012RPCV Fellowship
    Phi Betta Kappa2005Willamette University

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    Beth Phillips is a Project Director in the Family and Community Medicine Department. She currently directs implementation research projects in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria and Uganda that aim to innovate contraceptive counseling and follow-up care to support women's pregnancy prevention decisions. Beth builds dynamic teams and fosters equitable partnerships to maintain and strengthen robust research methods and innovative implementation approaches to improve sexual and reproductive health globally. For the past 15+ years, Beth has led implementation of numerous multi-site, global reproductive health research and intervention programs. She has extensive field-based experience in implementation science across several geographies, most recently including Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Nigeria, South Sudan, Uganda, Namibia, South Africa, San Francisco Bay Area, American Samoa, and the Navajo Nation. She also served twice with the US Peace Corps HIV prevention programs in Namibia and Uganda, earned a Masters in Global Family and Child Health from University of Arizona, and completed a Fulbright Fellowship on obstetric fistula treatment in Nigeria.

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    1. “I mean to be out of this urine”: Physical, psychological and social assessments of their fistula recovery among women in Nigeria and Uganda. A Multidisciplinary Approach to Obstetric Fistula in Africa: Public Health, Anthropological, and Medical Perspectives. 2024. El-Ayadi A, Phillips B, Ononokpono D.
    2. Many Cooks in the Kitchen: Iterating a Qualitative Analysis Process Across Multiple Countries, Sites, and Teams. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2023 Dec 22; 11(6). Suchman L, Gitome S, Nyando M, Kwena ZA, Wekesa P, Okumu S, Ndunyu L, Okoli C, Tijani A, Jegede A, Idiodi I, Nmadu G, Dimowo S, Maluwa A, Atuyambe L, Birabwa C, Alitubeera P, Kaudha B, Kayego A, Jumbe T, Mtalimanja I, Vallin J, Sinha E, Phillips BS, Amongin D, Bukusi E, Holt K, Kamanga M, Liu J, Malata A, Omoluabi E, Waiswa P. PMID: 38050043; PMCID: PMC10749643.
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    3. Improving stigma and psychosocial outcomes among post-abortion Kenyan women attending private clinics: A randomized controlled trial of a person-centered mobile phone-based intervention. PLoS One. 2022; 17(6):e0270637. Sudhinaraset M, Landrian A, Cotter SY, Golub G, Opot J, Seefeld CA, Phillips B, Ikiugu E. PMID: 35749557; PMCID: PMC9232159.
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    4. Assessing the impact of group antenatal care on gestational length in Rwanda: A cluster-randomized trial. PLoS One. 2021; 16(2):e0246442. Sayinzoga F, Lundeen T, Musange SF, Butrick E, Nzeyimana D, Murindahabi N, Azman-Firdaus H, Sloan NL, Benitez A, Phillips B, Ghosh R, Walker D. PMID: 33529256; PMCID: PMC7853466.
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    5. Perspectives on implementing a quality improvement collaborative to improve person-centered care for maternal and reproductive health in Kenya. Int J Qual Health Care. 2020 Dec 15; 32(10):671-676. Giessler K, Seefeld A, Montagu D, Phillips B, Mwangi J, Munson M, Green C, Opot J, Golub G. PMID: 33057658; PMCID: PMC7737155.
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    6. Development and validation of a person-centered abortion scale: the experiences of care in private facilities in Kenya. BMC Womens Health. 2020 09 19; 20(1):208. Sudhinaraset M, Landrian A, Afulani PA, Phillips B, Diamond-Smith N, Cotter S. PMID: 32950052; PMCID: PMC7501655.
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    7. Do you need to pay for quality care? Associations between bribes and out-of-pocket expenditures on quality of care during childbirth in India. Health Policy Plan. 2020 Jun 01; 35(5):600-608. Landrian A, Phillips BS, Singhal S, Mishra S, Kajal F, Sudhinaraset M. PMID: 32163567; PMCID: PMC8453422.
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    8. Patient-experience during delivery in public health facilities in Uttar Pradesh, India. Health Policy Plan. 2020 03 01; 35(2):244. Montagu D, Landrian A, Kumar V, Phillips BS, Singhal S, Mishra S, Singh S, Cotter SY, Singh VP, Kajal F, Sudhinaraset M. PMID: 31713606; PMCID: PMC7050686.
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    9. Model fidelity of group antenatal and postnatal care: a process analysis of the first implementation of this innovative service model by the Preterm Birth Initiative-Rwanda. Gates Open Res. 2020; 4:7. Butrick E, Lundeen T, Phillips BS, Tengera O, Kambogo A, Uwera YDN, Musabyimana A, Sayinzoga F, Nzeyimana D, Murindahabi N, Musange S, Walker D. PMID: 32363328; PMCID: PMC7177154.
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    10. Patient-experience during delivery in public health facilities in Uttar Pradesh, India. Health Policy Plan. 2019 Oct 01; 34(8):574-581. Montagu D, Landrian A, Kumar V, Phillips BS, Singhal S, Mishra S, Singh S, Cotter SY, Singh VP, Kajal F, Sudhinaraset M. PMID: 31419287; PMCID: PMC6794568.
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    11. Evaluating concordance between government administrative data and externally collected data among high-volume government health facilities in Uttar Pradesh, India. Glob Health Action. 2019; 12(1):1619155. Phillips BS, Singhal S, Mishra S, Kajal F, Cotter SY, Sudhinaraset M. PMID: 31159680; PMCID: PMC6566647.
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    12. Person-centred maternity care in low-income and middle-income countries: analysis of data from Kenya, Ghana, and India. Lancet Glob Health. 2019 Jan; 7(1):e96-e109. Afulani PA, Phillips B, Aborigo RA, Moyer CA. PMID: 30554766; PMCID: PMC6293963.
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    13. Validation of the person-centered maternity care scale in India. Reprod Health. 2018 Aug 29; 15(1):147. Afulani PA, Diamond-Smith N, Phillips B, Singhal S, Sudhinaraset M. PMID: 30157877; PMCID: PMC6114501.
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    14. Complicating causality: patient and professional perspectives on obstetric fistula in Nigeria. Cult Health Sex. 2016 09; 18(9):996-1009. Phillips BS, Ononokpono DN, Udofia NW. PMID: 26958903.
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    15. Impacts of treatment practices among vesicovaginal fistula patients and practitioners in Nigeria. Journal of Women's Health, Issues and Care. 2014. Phillips, B.
    16. Slums are not places for children to live: vulnerabilities, health outcomes, and possible interventions. Adv Pediatr. 2013; 60(1):53-87. Ernst KC, Phillips BS, Duncan BD. PMID: 24007840; PMCID: PMC7112084.
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    17. Child Immunization Status Among a Sample of Adolescent Mothers: Comparing the Validity of Measurement Strategies. Journal of Family Social Work. 2011; 14(4):326-334. Clarissa Phillips, Sonia Cota-Robles, Margaret Knight, Judith Francis, Elizabeth Phillips, and Laurie Mazerbo.
    18. Learning from youth exposed to domestic violence: decentering DV and the primacy of gender stereotypes. Violence Against Women. 2010 Mar; 16(3):291-312. Phillips B, Phillips DA. PMID: 20093434.
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    19. Gender and Modernities: Education amongst Cape Town's Poor Youth. Focus Anthropology. 2005; IV. Phillips, B.
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