Philip (Phil) Barrison is an MD/PhD student in the University of Michigan Medical School and Department of Learning Health Sciences. He is pursuing a PhD in Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems (HILS). Philip completed his BA in Music Studies and Chemistry from the University of South Florida (USF). Philip’s prior research spans a spectrum of health communications, health policy, and implementation science. He has worked as a health policy fellow with CRD Associates in Washington, DC and as a study coordinator for the USF College of Nursing and Public Health. After completing his first two years of medical school, Philip’s primary research interests are in the implementation and evaluation of computable biomedical knowledge (CBK) for clinical decision support. He is particularly interested in exploring how learning health systems can develop infrastructures for deploying CBK that is scalable and adaptive to the needs of health systems, and the communities/patients they serve.
In his free time, Phil is an avid classical musician. He has played bassoon and saxophone for over 15 years. He is an active member of the Michigan Life Sciences Orchestra, the Michigan Medical School Smoker, and various other performing groups in South-East Michigan. Outside of music, Phil is an avid long-distance backpacker, having thru-hiked the Florida National Scenic Trail, and is in the process of completing the Appalachian Trail, when time permits.