A white woman with short brown hair--wearing a silver jacket, a pendant necklace, and a small smile--looks directly into the camera. She is on the right side of the frame, in front of a blurred wood and stone background.

Kathryn A. Phillips

Kathryn A. Phillips, PhD, is Professor of Health Economics and Health Services Research at the University of California San Francisco. She founded and leads the UCSF Center for Translational and Policy Research on Precision Medicine (TRANSPERS), which focuses on developing objective evidence on how to implement precision medicine into health care so that it is effective, efficient, and equitable.

Her work focuses on assessing payer coverage, measuring economic value, and understanding provider and policy-decision. Kathryn has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles in major journals including JAMANew England Journal of MedicineScience, and Health Affairs and has been named as being in the top 2% of authors for career-long citations in her field and in the top 100,000 of all researchers (Baas, 2021)She has had continuous funding from NIH as a Principal Investigator for 30 years and was recently awarded a 5-year, $5M NIH grant to examine payer coverage and economic value for emerging genomic technologies.

Kathryn serves on the editorial boards for Health AffairsValue in HealthJAMA Internal MedicineGenetics in Medicine; is a member of the National Academy of Medicine Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health; and has served on the governing Board of Directors for GenomeCanada and as an advisor to the FDACDC, and the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. She has also served as an advisor to many diagnostics, sequencing, and pharmaceutical companies as well as venture capitalists. Kathryn is Chair of the Global Economics and Evaluation of Clinical Sequencing Working Group, and a member of one of the three evidence review committees for the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER).  Her work has been quoted by the Washington PostWall Street JournalNew York TimesCNBCReutersNewsweek, and other major news outlets.