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Policy Development Manager

Karon L. Phillips Ph.D., MPH, CHES

Dr. Karon L. Phillips is the Policy Development Manager at TFAH, where she works with the Policy Development team on the age-friendly public health systems initiative. Dr. Phillips has been engaged with the field of aging for over 20 years. Most recently she served as the Program Manager for USAging. In this role, she developed content and resources for enGAGED, The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults. Prior to her work at USAging, she served as a Scientific Review Officer contractor for the Center for Scientific Review at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In this position, she supported the scientific review of research grant applications made to the NIH. She also has experience leading the implementation of programs and services focused on health promotion, including chronic disease self-management and falls prevention, and developing new partnerships to provide community -based services to older adults.

Dr. Phillips received her undergraduate degree in English and Women’s Studies from Cornell University and earned her Master of Public Health degree and Ph.D. in Aging Studies from the University of South Florida. She currently holds leadership positions with the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and the American Public Health Association. She is also fellow of GSA.