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Dr. McPhillips is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, in the Biobehavioral Health Sciences Department. Her research focuses on improving sleep and enhancing health related quality of life in older adults with cognitive impairment. Dr. McPhillips earned her BSN and MSN from The Pennsylvania State University, and completed her PhD in Nursing and postdoctoral research training at University of Pennsylvania. She was a Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Pre-Doctoral Fellow (T32NR009356) in the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health School of Nursing and Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Post-Doctoral Fellow (T32HL07953) in the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology in the School of Medicine. Dr. McPhillips’ is finishing her pilot study, a multicomponent behavioral sleep intervention for insomnia in older adults with mild cognitive impairment, funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23NR018487).
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