Phil Chan

Dr. Chan is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health at Brown University and an Attending Physician in Infectious Diseases at The Miriam Hospital Immunology Center, a major Brown University teaching affiliate. The Miriam Hospital Immunology Center is the largest outpatient HIV/STD clinic in Rhode Island and provides care to >75% of the HIV positive population in the state.

Dr. Chan is also the founding Director of Population Health and Research of Open Door Health, an express STD and HIV screening center and an LGBTQ Health Care Center.  Drawing on core competencies of conducting research, providing culturally competent care and training the public health workforce, Open Door Health offers educational training for medical and other health professions’ students. Open Door Health will also serve as hub for research focused on improving LGBTQ health.

Dr. Chan also serves as Consultant Medical Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and TB and is actively engaged in many clinical and community-based public health programs to respond to HIV and STD rates among sexual and gender minorities in Rhode Island.  Currently, Dr. Chan is helping to oversee RI’s infectious disease policy response to COVID-19 and lead the development of vaccine messaging to promote the COVID-19 vaccine via social media in Rhode Island.  Dr. Chan is leading efforts to collect and analyze data on hospitalization and outcomes for COVID patients.