Susan D. Phillips, Ph.D.
Senior Research Analyst
Dr. Susan D. Phillips is one of the country’s leading experts on the adverse consequences of adult incarceration policies for children, families, and communities. Her seminal studies have demonstrated the links between incarcerating parents and the etiology of child emotional and behavioral problems. With more than 30 publications, her research is an often-cited source in academic publications as well as state and federal reports.
Dr. Phillips is experienced in developing, managing, and evaluating direct service programs for children with parents in prison and family members who care for them. She has also been actively involved in planning, organizing, and assessing policy reform efforts.
Dr. Phillips earned her Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She has been a Research Associate at Duke University and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and a member of the faculty of the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois, Chicago.
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