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Felicia Hill-Briggs, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Departmental Affiliations

Contact Information

Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology & Clinical Research
2024 E. Monument Street, Suite 2-600
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


SciVal Research Profile




Dr. Hill-Briggs’ 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 is PI on an NHLBI grant investigating problem-solving training for CVD risk self-management in African Americans with type 2 diabetes. 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.

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)

  • Psychology, behavioral medicine, chronic disease, diabetes, disease self management, tests and assessment, neuropsychology, problem solving, minorities, African Americans, health disparities, rehabilitation, health related quality of life
  • Hill-Briggs F.  Problem solving in chronic disease self-management:  a model of chronic illness self-management behavior. Annals of Behavioral Medicine 2003;25:187-193.

  • Gary TL, Batts-Turner M, Bone LR, Yeh H, Wang N, Hill-Briggs F, Levine DM, Powe NR, Hill MN, Saudek C, McGuire M, Brancati FL. A randomized controlled trial of the effects of nurse case manager and community health worker team interventions in urban African Americans with type 2 diabetes.  Controlled Clinical Trials  2004;25:53-66.

  • Hill-Briggs F, Gary TL, Baptiste-Roberts K, Brancati FL.  Short-form thirty-six (SF36) outcomes following a randomized controlled trial in type 2 diabetes.  Diabetes Care  2005;28:443-4.

  • Hill-Briggs F, Gary TL, Bone LR, Hill MN, Levine DM, Brancati FL.  Medication adherence and diabetes control in urban African Americans with type 2 diabetes.  Health Psychology  2005;24:349-57.

  • Gary TL, Hill-Briggs F, Batts-Turner M, Brancati FL.  Translational research principles of an effectiveness trial for diabetes care in an urban African American population.  Diabetes Educator 2005, 180-189.