Dr. Hill-Briggs is Professor of Medicine in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Her research focuses on assessment methods and clinical intervention in behavioral medicine, with an emphasis on patient self-management and outcomes in ethnic minorities with chronic diseases. She is interested in application of problem-solving and decision-making models to self-management and health behavior change and has been PI on multiple NIH grants investigating problem-solving training for CVD risk self-management in high risk patients with type 2 diabetes. She is developer of the DECIDE (Decision-making Education for Choices In Diabetes Everyday) self-management program. Research also includes cognitive/neuropsychological processes in chronic disease, translation of research to clinical practice settings and community-based settings, and evidence-based behavioral medicine.
In her role as Senior Director of Population Health Research and Development with Johns Hopkins HealthCare, her academic activities focus on monitoring and evaluation of population health initiatives and integration of research into practice.
Honors and Awards
American Board of Professional Psychology, Diplomate in Rehabilitation Psychology (2003)
Elected Member, National Academies of Practice, Distinguished Practitioner in Psychology (2004)
National Institutes of Health/Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Fellow, Summer Institute on Randomized Clinical Trials involving Behavioral and Social Interventions (2004)
Invited Member, Writing Team for Diabetes Psychosocial Practice Guidelines, American Diabetes Association (2005-2006)
Appointed to National Academy of Neuropsychology Committee on Culture and Diversity, Chair, Section on Disability Issues (2004)
Appointed to American Psychological Association Division 40 (Neuropsychology), Monitor, Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology (2005-2008)
Promising Young nvestigator, Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Dean's Award
Elected to Board of Directors, Society of Behavioral Medicine (2007-2010)
Chair, Professional Council on Behavioral Medicine and Psychology, American Diabetes Association (2007-2009)
Fulwood Foundation Valued Hours Awardee for preofessional and community activities toward diabetes prevention and care (2009)
Board of Directors, American Diabetes Association (2014)