Lilianna “Lil” Phan PhD, (she/her) is an assistant professor in the Department of Community Health & Prevention, DSPH; joint appointment in Nursing, CNHP; Drexel FIRST Program
Dr. Phan is excited to be apart of a cohort of diverse health disparities researchers who have a breadth of expertise and share the common goal of reducing health disparities and promoting health equity. Through individual and overlapping research focus & expertise, Dr. Phan believes this synergy can drive meaningful contributions to the common goal, and through Drexel’s commitment to civic engagement. Dr. Phan is also humbled to have access to the resources of the FIRST program and is looking forward to participating in intentional efforts to foster inclusive excellence.
Dr. Phan’s research focuses on addressing health disparities though preventing and reducing tobacco use among minoritized populations who are targeted by the tobacco industry. Commercial tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable disease and death and drives other health disparities. Dr. Phan’s research focuses on understanding multi-level determinants of tobacco use disparities and leveraging complementary approaches and health communication to develop action-oriented interventions to address these disparities.
The FIRST Program will provide Dr. Phan with the support she needs to leverage rigorous research methods in health disparities science, develop mutually beneficial and co-led community partnerships, and a sustainable program of research.
Tobacco Prevention | Tobacco Control | Tobacco Use Disparities | Quantitative Research | Qualitative Research | Mixed Methods | Community-Engaged Research | Health Communication | Eye-Tracking Methodology | Young Adults & Tobacco Use | Discrimination & Tobacco Use