Aryn Phillips, PhD, MPH, is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy & Management in the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland. She is a health services researcher interested in alcohol use among adults with chronic conditions, particularly older adults. Her current research focuses on the determinants of alcohol use and misuse among this population, its role in the management of chronic conditions, and policy and clinical approaches to improve detection of alcohol misuse, access to treatment, and health outcomes.  Prior to joining UMD, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and received her PhD in health policy (subfield: organizations and management) from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health and MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.