Phil Barrell joined UMass Medical School in 2003, focusing on disability evaluation and determination. He has more than 20 years of practice in direct patient care nursing, sports medicine and disability determination, as well as technical experience in engineering technology, computer-aided design, client server technology, project management and database administration.
At UMass Medical School, Mr. Barrell has developed and maintained over 20 different databases in a number of programs, which have been enhanced through his unique clinical and technical perspective. Mr. Barrell’s efforts continue to result in cost and production efficiencies that have increased the value of these programs. He participated in a senior management workgroup that developed enhanced quality assurance, program evaluation, and benchmarks for the disability determination program. He is currently project manager on the expansion of the web-based application for the conversion of legacy data systems.
Prior to joining UMass Medical School, Mr. Barrell performed direct patient care and clinical nursing in sports medicine at various medical facilities and, prior to nursing, was an electrical wiring design engineer working on numerous military and commercial projects.
Mr. Barrell received an LPN diploma. He also received a Client Server Technology certificate from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in April 2001.