Dr. Felicia Hill Briggs Death – Dr. Felicia Hill Briggs, Vice President of Prevention and Simons Distinguished Chair in Clinical Research at Northwell Health has sadly passed away. She died after a courageous battle with cancer on Friday 23rd June 2023. She was announced dead on Monday by her husband in a post that says “That day we always dreaded finally came…. The cancer you have fought bravely since 2021 finally found a chink in your armour and claimed final victory on Friday”.
Dr. Felicia Hill Briggs Education
She began her academic career at American University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and continued her education at Pennsylvania State University, where she earned a PhD degree in Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology. After this, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in geropsychology and geriatric neuropsychology at the Polisher Research Institute at the Philadelphia Geriatric Center. This was after she had previously completed an internship in medical consultation and liaison as well as clinical neuropsychology at the New York University Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital.
She was a professor at the Institute of Health System Science at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. Additionally, she serves as the Simons Distinguished Chair in Clinical Research and is a professor in the Department of Medicine at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Dr. Hill-Briggs worked as a professor of general internal medicine and endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Felicia Hill Briggs Career
During her time there, she directed the Behavioral Research in Heart and Vascular Disease fellowship program, which was funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She also held the position of senior director of Population Health Research and Development for Johns Hopkins HealthCare LLC. She has made significant contributions to the field of medical research. She co-directed the behavioral, social, and systems science translational research community of the NIH-funded Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. Additionally, she served as the director of the Behavior and Cognition Sub-Core of the NIH-funded Diabetes Research and Training Center, as well as the Diabetes Research Center.
She served on the NIH Interagency Committee on Diabetes Mellitus and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Strategic Planning Committee. Her expertise also led her to serve on the board of directors for the Society of Behavioral Medicine and the American Diabetes Association. In 2018, she held the position of national president of the American Diabetes Association for Health Care and Education.
Dr. Felicia Hill Briggs’ obituary will be released by the family
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