Kirk Phillips, M.S.W, M.S., Ph.D


Title(s): Adjunct Associate Professor
Department: Epidemiology

Phone: (319) 430-9566
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Kirk Phillips, MSW, MS, PhD, is an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy with more than 35 years of experience in healthcare analytics, driving improvement in quality and financial performance for organizations including The Iowa Healthcare Collaborative, UnityPoint Health, Wellmark, the Iowa Foundation for Medical Care (Intelligen), and the Health Policy Corporation of Iowa.

As an epidemiologist and health informaticist, he has designed and implemented statewide databases comprised of administrative and clinical data, including the creation of Iowa’s first all-payer claims database and reports for the Iowa Health Data Commission. His customers include corporate leadership, payers, front-line clinical staff, and patients in the use of balanced scorecards and predictive models for improving performance.

Dr. Phillips has additional faculty appointments with the University of Iowa Graduate College, advising interdisciplinary graduate studies in informatics, as well as the Department of Epidemiology, teaching public health informatics. His training includes an interdisciplinary PhD in health informatics and epidemiology (University of Iowa, 2005), master’s degree in Epidemiology (University of Iowa, 2002), and Master’s degree in Social Work/Social Development (University of Minnesota, 1977).

Courses Taught

  • Public Health Informatics
  • Analytics for Health Care Management
  • Managerial Epidemiology

Research Interests

  • Analytics and reporting
  • Data management and governance
  • Change strategies with information
  • Health informatics