Sean Phelan, Ph.D., MPH is an associate professor in the Department of Health Sciences Research at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He primarily studies health equity and the implications of prejudice and discrimination for the health and medical care of members of stigmatized, marginalized and minority groups. His research also focuses on organizational factors relevant to diversity and inclusion and how they affect the well-being, attitudes, and behaviors of health care workers, medical trainees, and patients.
He co-directs the multi-site Research Program on Equity and Inclusion in Healthcare and leads the Novel Metrics for Joy Program at Mayo Clinic, which aims to uncover, quantify, and promote factors that contribute to patient and staff joy. He is an affiliate member of the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery. Dr. Phelan received an AB from the University of Chicago with an emphasis in psychology and an MPH and Ph.D. in Social and Behavioral Epidemiology from the University of Minnesota.