Post-professional Doctorate, Occupational Therapy, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minn.  
MS, Occupational Therapy, Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, Mo.
BA, Biology, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.


  • Occupational therapy’s role in primary care, health promotion and wellness
  • Lifestyle management programming for healthy living
  • Life balance principles; application to employee health and mentorship models
  • Lifestyle medicine interventions to impact occupational patterns, choice and justice


  • True, C., Fontaine, E., Phillips, E., “Community Engagement for Women’s Health,”  textbook chapter edited by Pathak, N., Eriksen, N., Tollefson, M., in “Lifestyle Medicine for Women’s Health,” CRC Press, 2021
  • Phillips, E., Kilburg, L., Lansing, A., McCombs, A., “Environmental Modifications” (in chapter edited by Matuska, K.), “Ways of Living: Intervention strategies to enable participation,” AOTA Press, 2020
  • Phillips, E., “Evaluation of a coaching experiential learning project on OT student abilities and perceptions,” The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2017
  • Phillips, E., “Palms Up: Hand positions can affect our state of mind,” UTNE Reader, 2011
  • Phillips, E., “Mudras and the Mind: How we hold our hands can connect us with our psyche,” Radish Magazine: Healthy Living from the Ground Up, 2011

Professional Memberships

  • American Occupational Therapy Association 
  • Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association
  • American College of Lifestyle Medicine 
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