Dr. Stephen Phillippi serves as the Director of the IPHJ. He is also the Chair of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at the Louisiana State University School of Public Health. Dr. Phillippi’s work has primarily focused on bringing evidence-based practices and supportive policies to states and local communities. He received his PhD from LSU, MSW from Tulane University, and BA from Loyola New Orleans. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor. He has a twenty-year history of developing, managing, evaluating, and providing direct services throughout the Juvenile & Criminal Justice Systems continuum of care. Dr. Phillippi is the PI on several studies and grants. In addition to these activities, Dr. Phillippi teaches, advises, chairs and participates in dissertation committees, writes, consults, and serves on a number of professional and public service boards.
The IPHJ is committed to advancing future leaders in the field. One way to accomplish this is by hiring and mentoring graduate students and post-docs. Graduate assistants are hired from our outstanding pool of Masters and PhD students here at LSU. They are hired based on their fit (both interests and skills) with our projects and the availability of funding. Most take leadership roles to achieve project deliverables, gather and analyze data, generate reports, publish in peer reviewed journals, and present work in various professional venues.
The Institute’s core team utilizes their state and national networks to custom build project teams of content experts to meet virtually any task or constituent/client need. Content experts affiliated with the work of the IPHJ include judges, attorneys, state and local administrators, service providers, law enforcement, advocates, researchers, statisticians, and more.