a healthy world
"I would love to help your organization get back to work. I will help you think about what questions to ask and what solutions to test. The most well-informed solution may fall flat if it is not feasible and acceptable, so
that is where we will start." - Dr. Leslie Phillips
Founder and owner of Data-Driven LLC
Professional Memberships & Affiliations
AAAS - American Association for the Advancement of Science
SER - Society for Epidemiologic Research
In-process: Machine Learning (in the healthcare setting)
PhD, Epidemiology, University of Washington
MS, Public Health, Harvard University
About Dr. Leslie Phillips
Dr. Leslie Phillips is a doctoral-level epidemiologist who brings 20 years of experience
in responding to public health crises. She specializes in outbreak response and pandemic infection control and currently leads COVID-19 response at a Seattle non-profit. Dr. Phillips is experienced with Lean Startup, best practices for survey research, data analysis and interpretation, as well as helping clients with study design and study limitations.
She founded Data-Driven LLC to offer epidemiologic consulting with an emphasis on mitigating the risk of COVID-19 transmission. She is passionate about using epidemiologic methods to deconstruct problems, test solutions and interpret findings. And specializes in helping individuals and organizations assess and mitigate risk as they plan to return-to-work, while ensuring accurate and up-to-date science to inform actions. Dr. Phillips brings clarity and equanimity to common anxieties around COVID-19. She is adept at communicating with a wide range of audiences from low-wage workers or C-level executives.
Data-Driven LLC specializes in helping clients. Whether that is addressing cancer screening disparities in under-served populations or ensuring that COVID-19 response is agile and based on the best available science. Dr. Phillips has deep experience in epidemiology, infection control, Lean Startup, best practices for survey research, study design, data analysis and the interpretation and application of research findings.
Dr. Phillips and Data-Driven LLC strive to find the simplest solutions to even the most complex problems. Sometimes the outcome is as simple as a professional, unbiased referral to services and technology that meets your needs.
Working to create a healthier world, Data-Driven focuses on synthesizing and communicating data related to health or other outcomes where pattern detection, quantification, and communication are key to guiding successful strategy. Specific to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, Dr. Phillips stays abreast of the current science of transmission and risk mitigation and delights in communicating these findings to workers and clients with clear and actionable guidance.
If you need guidance in the following areas, we have experience in: COVID-19 safety plans, outbreak response, synthesizing evidence, piloting/testing solutions, designing studies and evaluating study designs for common biases, quantitative and qualitative research, best practice survey research, primary data collection, secondary data analyses, using publicly-available data (Census, ACS, etc.) to contextualize decisions, as well as manuscript writing and editing.
While a native Texan, Dr. Phillips has lived in Seattle for 20 years, during which time she has come to the data-driven conclusion that nylon is NO match for Gore-Tex.
Client and Data Confidentiality
Dr. Phillips and all Data-Driven staff and contractors have undergone training and are certified in the Office for Human Research Protections' Human Research Protection Foundational Training.
Data-Driven work is conducted in a password-protected Cloud storage environment with 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) as well as Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)/Transport Layer Security (TLS) to protect data.
Wherever possible Data-Driven works with data that has no personal identifiable information (PII). In situations where PII are necessary for the conduct of a project (e.g., reaching out to participants for a survey or interview), Data-Driven replaces PII with a random code in all files containing health and other confidential participant information and holds the key in a separate password-protected file in secure Cloud storage.
All Data-Driven staff and contractors have Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA's) on file for the protection of clients. Data-Driven is available to sign custom NDAs that address specific client needs.
Media & Publications
Leslie E Phillips, Paul Dhillon, Andrew Kotas, Renee Kusler, Jeffrey Shih, Juliane Kause, Film production during the Covid-19 pandemic, Occupational Medicine, 2022;, kqac102, https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqac102
Hansell AK, Knaster ES, Phillips LE. Injury Among Home Care Workers in Washington State. New Solut. 2018 Feb;27(4):543-588. doi: 10.1177/1048291117739419. Epub 2017 Nov 7. PMID:29110559. link to abstract: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29110559/
Schoenfisch AL, Lipscomb H, Phillips LE. Safety of union home care aids in Washington State. Am J Ind Med. 2017 Sep;60(9):798-810. doi: 10.1002/ajim.22747. Epub 2017 Jul 26. PMID: 28744929. link to abstract: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28744929/
Knaster ES, Fretts AM, Phillips LE. The association of depression with diabetes management among urban American Indians/Alaska Natives in the United States, 2011. Ethn Dis. 2015 Winter;25(1):83-9. PMID: 25812257. link to abstract: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25812257/
Jacobs-Wingo JL, Espey DK, Groom AV, Phillips LE, Haverkamp DS, Stanley SL. Causes and Disparities in Death Rates Among Urban American Indian and Alaska Native Populations, 1999-2009. Am J Public Health. 2016 May:106(5):906-14. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2015.303033. Epub 2016 Feb 18. PMID:26890168; PMCID: PMC4985112. link to abstract: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26890168/