Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Globla Health
Suicide Research and Prevention Center and Research Methods Consulting Center, Shanghai Mental Health Center, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine
, WHO Collaborating Center for Research and Training in Suicide Prevention, Beijing Huilongguan Hospital
Dr. Phillips is a Canadian citizen who has been a permanent resident of China for more than 25 years. He received a BSc (psychology) from McGill University, an MD from
McMaster University and an MA (anthropology) and MPH (epidemiology) from the University of Washington. He completed his psychiatry residency training at the University of Washington followed by a two-year Robert Wood Johnson Research Training Fellowship. He is currently Professor of Psychiatry and Global Health at Emory University (USA), Director of the Suicide Research and Prevention Center at the Shanghai Mental Health Center at Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, and the Executive Director of the WHO Collaborating Center for Research and Training in Suicide Prevention at Beijing Hui Long Guan Hospital,. He also hold positions at Columbia University (USA) and Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) and is advisor on mental health issues in China for the WHO, Treasurer of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, Co-Editor-in Chief of the Shanghai Archives of Psychiatry, and editorial consultant for The Lancet. Dr. Phillips is currently PI on a number of multi-center collaborative projects on suicide, depression and schizophrenia. He runs a number of research training courses each year, supervises Chinese and foreign graduate students, helps coordinate WHO mental health activities in China, promotes increased awareness of the importance of addressing China’s huge suicide problem and advocates improving the quality, comprehensiveness and access to mental health services around the country.