Rebecca Philipsborn, MD, MPA

Clinical Consultant, DeCoDe, Emory Global Health Institute

Dr. Rebecca Pass Philipsborn is a pediatrician serving CHAMPS as Clinical Consultant on the DeCoDe process.  She works within the Laboratory and Diagnostics team to review the cause of death determination of CHAMPS cases, to facilitate standardization of cause of death determination and diagnosis standards, and to recommend quality improvement actions for the DeCoDe process across the CHAMPS network.

Based in Atlanta, she currently practices in both outpatient and hospital settings.  She completed medical school and residency training in general pediatrics at Emory University.  As a global health track resident, she worked with Atlanta’s refugee population in a weekly clinic and partnered with Emory’s Global Health Institute and the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International on a project to build capacity at Bisate Clinic near Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.

Prior to her career in medicine, Dr. Philipsborn worked as a health care consultant – providing management consulting services to hospitals and academic medical centers — and in public health –including on maternal and child health and nutrition activities at the West Africa Regional Bureau of the World Food Program in Dakar, Senegal.  She holds an MPA in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and an AB in English from Princeton University.