Julie Phillips, MD, MPH

Julie  Phillips, MD, MPH
  • Chair, Department of Family Medicine
  • Department of Family Medicine
  • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine


Julie Phillips, MD, MPH, is chair of the Department of Family Medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Phillips received her medical degree and a Masters of Public Health from the University of Michigan, and completed her residency training in Family Medicine at the same institution.

Dr. Phillips’ professional interests include student, resident, and faculty professional development; social mission-driven medical education; narrative medicine; women in Family Medicine; and development of the primary care physician workforce. Dr. Phillips is particularly known for her research on how students make career choices, and how this shapes the emerging primary care physician workforce. She has also published many narrative pieces and poems. 

Dr. Phillips serves as an Assistant Editor for Family Medicine, focused on narrative submissions; and as a founding Associate Editor for PRIMER. When she is not working, Dr. Phillips enjoys reading and writing poetry, biking, knitting, swimming, cooking, participating in her local church, and spending time with her family and friends.


Department of Family Medicine