Linda R. Phillips & Lisa Marie O'Neill

Linda R. Phillips has taught gerontology and done research in elder abuse and family caregiving for older adults for over 35 years at both University of Arizona and UCLA. She has a special emphasis on ethnogerontology and increasing the ethnic diversity of the health care workforce working with older adults. She is currently Senior Director of Research at the University of Arizona Center on Aging and the Arizona Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program funded by the Health Resource Services Administration.


Dr. O’Neill, DBH, is the Associate Director of Research and Education for the University of Arizona Center on Aging and Assistant Professor for the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, General Internal Medicine and Palliative Medicine. She develops and implements geriatric education and training for academic, professional, and community audiences on aging-related topics and facilitates interdisciplinary research. Dr. O’Neill co-facilitates a semiannual 10-week community-based workshop called HOPE for individuals struggling with Hoarding Disorder. She also serves on several state and regional boards dedicated to older adults, including the Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging (2017-2019, Chair).