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Stephen Phillippi, Jr., PhD, LCSW, CCFC

Stephen Phillippi

Dr. Stephen Phillippi is the Director of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences Program, a research, teaching and service oriented academic program of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – New Orleans School of Public Health. He is also the Director of the Institute for Public Health and Justice, working to bring 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.

Dr. Phillippi 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 along the full range of the Juvenile and Criminal Justice System continuum of care. Dr. Phillippi is the Principal Investigator 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. Dr. Phillippi’s professional interests are in translation and dissemination of behavioral health science, juvenile and criminal justice system policy and practice development, dissemination of evidence-based practices, population mental health, adolescent development, transitional age young adults, violence, and substance abuse. Dr. Phillippi also has interest in behavioral health practice particularly with adolescents, young adults, families, and communities around issues of engagement, skills development, and research informed practice.