Dr. J. Craig Phillips, an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, has distinguished himself as a significant contributor to research aimed at eliminating stigma and consequently enhancing quality of life and wellbeing for individuals living with HIV. His more than 2 decades of work in clinical practice and research in acute care and community settings focus on the ecosocial context of health as a human right.
Combining training as a nurse, nurse practitioner, nurse educator, researcher, and administrator, with human rights legal training, experience and community-based approaches provides him with a theoretical and practical lens to analyze structural influences on health and healthcare providers. His research expertise in documenting social factors influencing health outcomes among marginalized and vulnerable populations, primarily persons living with HIV, in Canada and abroad has often been recognized.
The Canadian Association of Nurses in HIV/AIDS Care has selected Dr. Phillips as the recipient of the 2019 Andrew Johnson Award for exceptional contribution to HIV/AIDS Nursing. The award recognizes the exceptional contribution made by a nurse working in the area of clinical practice, education, research, and/or administration to the advancement of Nursing’s role in HIV/AIDS care.
Dr. Phillips will continue his efforts to promote nursing care that is informed by human rights law and the principles of global health to achieve equitable healthcare for all.