Phillip Phan

Phillip Phan, PhD

Alonzo and Virginia Decker Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Academic AreaManagement & Organization
Academic AreaInnovation & Entrepreneurship
Academic AreaHealth
Areas of InterestTechnological Entrepreneurship, National Innovation Systems and Technology Policy, Corporate Governance of Family Enterprises, Patient Safety and Quality, Transitions of Care

Phillip H. Phan, Ph.D., is Alonzo and Virginia Decker Professor in the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School with a joint appointment as Professor in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medicine.  He is Robert Bosch Policy Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. He is the former Executive Vice Dean and Interim Dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. His academic and professional work focuses on technology innovation and entrepreneurship in healthcare, especially in the domains of patient safety and quality. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed research papers, abstracts, and conference proceedings and is the author or editor of 13 scholarly books. He served 2 terms as Editor-in-Chief of the Academy of Management Perspectives, is currently 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 currently serves on review panels for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, Hong Kong University Grants Council, and the National Science Foundation.  He is Networking Core Director 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., focused on antimicrobial therapies for the GI tract, and Pistevo Decision, focused on data-driven phenotyping of cancer patients. He is co-PI and co-I of NIH grants totaling more than $25 million.

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


Selected publications

  • J Samuels, C Holingue, PS Nestadt, OJ Bienvenu, P Phan, G Nestadt (2021) Contamination-related behaviors, obsessions, and compulsions during the COVID-19 pandemic in a United States population sample, Journal of Psychiatric Research 138, 155-162
  • CX Wu, E Suresh, FWL Phng, KP Tai, J Pakdeethai, JLA D’Souza, P Tan, W Shin, P Phan, KSM Lew, GSW Tan, GYH Chua, CH Hwang (2021) Effect of a Real-Time Risk Score on 30-day Readmission Reduction in Singapore, Applied Clinical Informatics 12, 372-382
  • M Macis, M Grunauer, E Gutierrez, R Izurieta, P Phan, MR Ortiz, C Rosas, E Teran (2021) Using Incentives and Nudging to Improve Non-Targeted HIV Testing in Ecuador: A Randomized Trial, AIDS and Behavior, 1-9
  • K Marr, P Phan (2021) The valorization of non-patent intellectual property in academic medical centers, The Journal of Technology Transfer 45 (6), 1823-1841
  • SH Lee, C Terndrup, PH Phan, SE Zaeh, K Atsina, N Minkove, A Billioux, S Chatterjee, I Montague, B Clark, A Hughes, SV Desai (2017) A Randomized Cohort Controlled Trial to Compare Intern Sign-Out Training Interventions, Journal of hospital medicine 12 (12), 979-983
  • JL Walls, P Berrone, P Phan (2012) Corporate governance and environmental performance: Is there really a link?, Strategic Management Journal 33 (8), 885-913
  • CWL Hill, P Phan (1991) CEO tenure as a determinant of CEO pay, Academy of Management Journal 34 (3), 707-717

Working papers

  • M Lahiri, PPM Cheung, P Dhanasekaran, SR Wong, A Yap, DSH Tan, SH Chong, CH Tan, A Santosa, P Phan (2021) A Randomized Controlled Evaluation of a Multidisciplinary Rheumatoid Arthritis Care Model, Journal of General Internal Medicine (under review)
  • M Reina Ortiz, M Grunauer, R Izurieta, M Macis, P Phan, E Teran (2021) Financial incentives, not behavioral nudges, optimize HIV testing among pregnant women in a highly Afro-descendant, high-HIV burden urban population, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (under review)
  • RH Rousseau, P Phan, P Berrone (2021) Entrepreneurship, Institutional Fields, and Poverty Alleviation, Journal of Business Venturing (in review)



  • Entrepreneurial Ventures
  • Design Lab
  • Commercializing Discoveries
  • International Social Innovation and Value Creation


  • 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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