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Dr. Philip Day earned his PhD in Philosophy from the University of North Texas in 2014. Dr. Day's graduate work focused on applied ethics, environmental issues, moral motivation, and the history of philosophy, science, and technology. Dr. Day taught at the University level for almost five years, developed curriculum, and was an instructor for Teach North Texas, a STEM-based teacher preparation program.  He also spent time during his graduate career writing grants, leading educational initiatives, and volunteering for several non-profits.  Dr. Day joined the Department of Family and Community Medicine as Faculty Associate (Curriculum Educator) in 2015 and was promoted to Assistant Professor in 2017.

Dr. Day's research interests include: chronic pain and opioid usage, health disparities for transgender and homeless populations, the patient-physician relationship, ethics training for medical professionals, and various topics in bioethics (informed consent, vaccinations, clinical medicine).  He also serves as a UTSW Ethics Faculty, an Ethics Facilitator in the medical school, and as co-Chair of the Ethics and Humanities Collaborative for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Finally, he sits on UTSW's Institutional Review Board, is a member of Parkland Hospital's Institutional Ethics Committee, and was formally appointed to the Environmental Protection Agency's Human Subjects Review Board in September 2020.


University of North Texas (2008), Philosophy
Graduate School
Boston College (2010), Philosophy
Graduate School
University of North Texas (2014), Philosophy


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

A Care Ethics Approach to Ethical Advocacy for Community Conditions.
Day PG, Sanchack KE, Lennon RP, Am J Bioeth 2020 05 20 4 35-37
Recognizing Moral Injury: Toward Legal Intervention for Physician Burnout.
Lennon RP, Day PG, Marra J, Hastings Cent Rep 2020 05 50 3 81
Barriers to Healthcare among Transgender Patients
Polizopoulos-Wilson N, Kindratt T, Pagels P, Hansoti E, Cano JP, Day P, Gimpel N. 2020
Assessing the Quality of the After-Visit Summary (AVS) in a Primary-Care Clinic.
Mir TH, Osayande A, Kone K, Bridges K, Day P J Am Board Fam Med 2019 Jan-Feb 32 1 65-68
OxyContin and the McDonaldization of chronic pain therapy in the USA.
Hughes J, Kale N, Day P, Fam Med Community Health 2019 7 1 e000069
Impact of Hormone Therapy on Laboratory Values in Transgender Patients.
SoRelle JA, Jiao R, Gao E, Veazey J, Frame I, Quinn AM, Day P, Pagels P, Gimpel N, Patel K Clin. Chem. 2018 Dec
PedHITSS: A Screening Tool to Detect Childhood Abuse in Clinical Settings.
Shakil A, Day PG, Chu J, Woods SB, Bridges K Fam Med 2018 11 50 10 763-769
A Call for Ethics Literacy in Environmental Education
Poole, Alexandria, Eugene C. Hargrove, Philip Day, and Alan Berkowitz 2014

Honors & Awards

  • Toulouse Fellow
    Limited and competitive dissertation award from the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies, University of North Texas (2013-2014)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • North American Primary Care Research Group (2017)
  • North Texas Bioethics Network (2015)
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (2015)
  • American Philosophical Association (2012)
  • Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (2010)