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 30 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 Director of the Suicide Research and Prevention Center of the Shanghai Mental Health Center at Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, the Executive Director of the WHO Collaborating Center for Research and Training in Suicide Prevention at Beijing Hui Long Guan Hospital, Director of the Shanghai Mental Health Center – Emory University Collaborative Center for Global Mental Health, Professor of Psychiatry and Global Health at Emory University (USA), Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Clinical Epidemiology at Columbia University (USA), Visiting Professor at Peking Union Medical College (PUMC), advisor on mental health issues in China for the WHO, China representative to 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. In 2013 he received the International Scientific and Technological Award of the People’s Republic of China, the highest honor for scientific achievement awarded to foreign nationals by the Chinese government.