The Welch Center congratulates Core Faculty member Felicia Hill-Briggs, PhD, ABPP, who was inducted into the National Academies of Practice as a Distinguished Practitioner of Psychology at a ceremony in Alexandria, Virginia, on November 5, 2005.
Election to the National Academies of Practice is based on contributions to health care service delivery, research, education, or public policy deemed exemplary and enduring. The organization promotes quality health care for all by serving as the nation’s distinguished interdisciplinary policy forum addressing public policy, education, research, and inquiry. It was founded in 1981 to advise governmental bodies on problems of health care and to develop an interdisciplinary health care field.
Ten Academies compose the National Academies of Practice, and each Academy is limited to no more than 150 active Distinguished Practitioners and Scholars. Dr. Hill-Briggs was one of five psychologists in the nation inducted into the Psychology Academy this year. Professionals elected to the National Academies of Practice are elected for life.