Elayne Kornblatt Phillips, RN, MPH, PhD, FAANSenior Research Program Officer
University of Virginia
Dr. Elayne Kornblatt Phillips received her BS (nursing) from Temple University and her MPH (epidemiology) and PhD (organizational behavior) from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. She served as Research Director of the International Health Care Worker Safety Center in the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia and is currently Clinical Professor and Senior Research Program Officer in the School of Nursing. Dr. Phillips has studied health care legislation and health care systems. Most recently, she examined the impact of the Needlestick Safety & Prevention Act on hospital worker sharps injuries. The results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine and Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. She has developed low-cost strategies for reducing health care worker risk in resource-limited countries. She has published widely, and spoken across the U.S. and internationally.