holds the Chace-Joukowsky professorship, is chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is assistant dean for Teaching and Research on Women’s Health at Alpert Medical School. She is also the Executive Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology for the Care New England Health System.
She has led numerous initiatives at Brown, Women & Infants Hospital, and in Rhode Island including leading the effort for the Brown/Women & Infants Hospital National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health and the Rhode Island Task Force on Preterm Birth. Her research and academic activities involve collaborations across departments, hospitals, and state agencies. Phipps has been the principal investigator or co-investigator in numerous projects and programs funded through the National Institutes of Health and other agencies, including the Brown University National Children’s Study; Women’s Reproductive Health Research Scholars Program; the Children’s Environmental Health Formative Center; ESCUCHE-a program to improve health and science literacy; FIT for Delivery; Project REACH, a study to prevent postpartum depression in adolescent mothers; and several other projects related to women’s health in vulnerable population.
Nationally, Dr. Phipps has been chair of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Committee on Health Care for Underserved Women, is an associate editor for the leading specialty journal, the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and is currently serving on the US Preventive Services Task Force.
Phipps has been recognized on numerous occasions as an outstanding teacher and mentor, including being recognized nationally with the American Congress of Obstetrics & Gynecology Mentor Award for District I (National Recognition Award), the Council on Residency Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence in Teaching Award (National Recognition Award), and the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Excellence in Teaching Award (National Recognition Award).
Phipps' broad interest in women's health has been geared toward improving the health of underserved women. In addition to excellence in clinical care and research, she is dedicated to training the next generation of women’s health providers.