Research interests include investigation of interprofessional primary medical care models that focus on patient/provider participation which respect patient autonomy, testing interventions to improve patients' control of hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes, using motivational interviewing to improve patient self-care, and testing interventions to improve healthcare literacy in minority and socioeconomically disadvantaged populations.
- Doctor of Philosophy, Nursing, University of Kentucky
- Postgraduate Certificate, Adult Medicine: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Northern Kentucky University
- Postgraduate Certificate, Midwifery & Women's Health, University of Cincinnati
- Postgraduate Certificate, Pediatrics: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, University of Cincinnati
- Master of Science in Nursing, Medical Oncology, University of Cincinnati
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Nursing, University of Cincinnati
Dr. Phares specializes in the care of patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, overweight/obesity, hypothyroidism, and prevention of diabetes and heart disease. She has more than 25 years of experience as an independent advanced practice clinician, both in public health and private practice clinical settings. She is the Program Director for the Healthy Body Healthy Heart Program which focuses on the prevention of diabetes and heart disease. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Phares is on the faculty of the College of Nursing and Department of Internal Medicine.