Advisory Board

Dr. Debra M. McPhee

Debra M. McPhee, Ph.D. is Chief Operating Officer at LiivMD.
LiivMD is on a mission to help people lead healthier lives. Based on the understanding that people need more than just knowledge to make sustainable health changes, the LiivMD team has created a complete, highly effective online solution. It combines engaging, interactive educational content, personalized assessments, and goal trackers to help people achieve lasting change. It’s like having a personal fitness trainer, nutritionist, and health coach all in one.
Debra was previously Dean, School of Social Work at Barry University. As chief academic leader of a large free standing school (450 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral students) in a private university, she was responsible for the overall operations of the planning, budgeting, recruitment, admissions, marketing, faculty and personnel, scheduling, curriculum development, instruction, student services, accreditation, community partnerships, donor relations, and fund raising.
She has more than 20 years of professional and executive leadership skill as an educator, researcher, scholar, clinical practitioner, and former university dean. She has international professional experience having worked throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Her extensive funded research includes published work in the areas of international health care policy, welfare reform, curriculum development, interdisciplinary collaboration, and higher education.
Debra earned her BA (Honors) in Psychology at Saint Mary’s University in 1986. She earned MS in Social Work at the Columbia University in the City of New York in 1989. She earned her Ph.D. in Social Work at the University of Toronto in 1996.
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