Phillip Phan

Phillip Phan, PhD

Alonzo and Virginia Decker Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Academic AreaManagement & Organization
Academic AreaInnovation & Entrepreneurship
Academic AreaHealth
Areas of InterestTechnology commercialization in health care and with focus on patient safety and quality.

Phillip H. Phan, Ph.D., joined the Carey Business School in 2008 and is Alonzo and Virginia Decker Professor with joint appointment as Professor in the Department of Medicine. He is Robert Bosch Policy Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. His academic and professional work focuses on innovations in patient safety and quality with a focus on transitions of care. He has published more than 200 peer reviewed research papers and is author/editor of 13 scholarly books. He served 2 terms as Editor-in-Chief of the Academy of Management Perspectives. He is Deputy Editor of the International Journal for Quality in Health Care, Academic Editor of Medicine®, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Technology Transfer. He reviews for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, National Institutes of Health, and the National Science Foundation. He is co-PI or co-I of NIH grants totaling more than US$25 million. He is the director of the Networking and Mentoring Core for the Johns Hopkins Artificial Intelligence Collaboratory for Aging Research, an NIA-funded national research center for aging. He is co-founder of P4 Microbiome Inc., a biotechnology startup in the oral health space.

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  • Ph. D, University of Washington - Seattle
  • BBA, Hospitality Management School of Travel Industry Management, University of Hawaii - Manoa


Selected publications

  • Reina Ortiz, Miguel, Michelle Grunauer, Erika Gutierrez, Ricardo Izurieta, Mario Macis, Phillip Phan, Carlos Rosas, Enrique Teran (2022) Financial incentives, not behavioral nudges, led to optimized HIV testing among pregnant women in a high burden urban population in Ecuador, American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (in press)
  • Choi, CE Ellie, Heng Li Wei, Sean YL Tan, Phillip H Phan, Nisha Suyien Chandran (2022) Factors Influencing Willingness to Pay and Show Images with Teledermatology during the COVID-19 pandemic, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (in press)
  • Caiazza, Rosa, Phillip H. Phan, Henry Etzkowitz, and Erik Lehmann (2021) An Absorptive Capacity-based Systems View of Covid-19 in the Small Business Economy, International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal (in-press)
  • Samuels, Jack, Calliope Holingue, Paul Nestadt, O Joseph Bienvenu, Phillip H. Phan, Gerald Nestadt (2021), An investigation of COVID-19 related worry in a United States population sample, Journal of Psychiatric Research, 144: 360-368
  • Nicolaou, Nicos, Phillip H. Phan, Ute Stephan (2021) The Biological Perspective in Entrepreneurship Research. Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 45(1): 3-17
  • Lee, Soo-Hoon, Christopher Terndrup, Phillip H. Phan, Sandra Zaeh, Kwame Atsina, Nicole Minkove, Sanjay V. Desai (2020) The Impact of Environmental Context on Intern Sign-Out Quality, Journal of Patient Safety, 16: 304-306
  • Chan, C.S. Richard, Pankaj C. Patel, Phillip H. Phan (2020) Do differences among accelerators explain differences in the performance of member ventures? Evidence from 117 accelerators in 22 countries, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 14(2): 224-238
  • Choi, Young R., Phillip H. Phan, Jaepil Choi (2020) Formal governance, interfirm coordination, and performance in partnerships: An empirical investigation of a mediation model, European Management Journal, 38(3): 413-424

Working papers

  • Caiazza, R.., Phan, P., Simoni, M., Drivers of interlocking directorates in family and non-family firms
  • Rocha, H., Rousseau, H., Phan, P., Berrone, P., Entrepreneurship, Institutional Fields, and Poverty Alleviation
  • Audretsch, D.B., Belitski, M., Caiazza, R., Phan, Knowledge Collaboration Strategies and SME Innovation Performance in the United Kingdom



  • Entrepreneurial Ventures
  • Design Lab
  • Commercializing Discoveries


  • Research and Policy Seminars in Health
  • Social Innovation and Business Sustainability
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Innovation for Humanity
  • Discovery to Market
  • Networked Organizations

Honors and distinctions

  • Haniel-Stiftungsgastprofessur, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Humbolt-Universität zu Berlin (2004)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Business Venturing (2001-2015)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Financial Stability (2003-2019)
  • Robert Bosch Foundation Public Policy Fellow, The American Academy in Berlin (2007)
  • Tommie Goh Distinguished Visiting Professor, Singapore Management University (2008)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Technology Transfer (2011-)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Family Business Strategy (2014-2020)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Academy of Management Perspectives (2014-)
  • Academic Editor, Medicine® (health services research) (2014-)
  • STaRs Visiting Professor, University of Bergamo, Italy (2019)

Impact and engagement 


Co-founder of: 

  • P4 Microbiome Inc., developer of antimicrobials for the gastrointestinal tract
  • Pistevo LLC, developer of AI solutions to improve medical billing accuracy
  • FKP Consulting LLC, consultancy devoted to vascular and interventional radiology.


  • Mentor, A-Level Capital
  • Editor, (Entrepreneurship and Innovation Exchange)

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