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Felicia Hill-Briggs, PhD, ABPP
Assistant Professor

Academic Degrees
PhD, Penn State University, 1994

Departmental Affiliations
Dept. of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dept. of Health, Behavior, and Society (Bloomberg School of Public Health)

Other Affiliations
Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology & Clinical Research
Center for Health Disparities Research, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

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

Phone: (410)-955-9843
Fax: (410)-955-0476

Research and Professional Interests

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.

Keywords: 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

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)

Selected Publications

  • Samuel-Hodge CD, Hill-Briggs F, Gary TL.  Lifestyle intervention for prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes. Nurs Clin North Am. 2006 Dec;41(4):567-88, vii.
  • Nicholson WK, Setse R, Hill-Briggs F, Cooper LA, Strobino D, Powe NR. Depressive symptoms and health-related quality of life in early pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Apr;107(4):798-806.
  • Beach MC, Hill-Briggs F, Cooper LA.  Racial and ethnic differences in receipt and use of health information in encounters between patients and physicians. Med Care. 2006 Feb;44(2):97-9.
  • Hill-Briggs F, Gary TL, Yeh HC, Batts-Turner M, Powe NR, Saudek CD, Brancati FL. Association of social problem solving with glycemic control in a sample of urban African Americans with type 2 diabetes. J Behav Med. 2006 Feb;29(1):69-78. Epub 2006 Jan 6.
  • Golden SH, Hill-Briggs F, Williams K, Stolka K, Mayer RS. Management of diabetes during acute stroke and inpatient stroke rehabilitation. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2005 Dec;86(12):2377-84. Review.
  • 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 Educ. 2005 Nov-Dec;31(6):880-9.
  • 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 Psychol. 2005 Jul;24(4):349-57.
  • Hill-Briggs F, Gary TL, Baptiste-Roberts K, Brancati FL. Thirty-six-item short-form outcomes following a randomized controlled trial in type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2005 Feb;28(2):443-4.
  • Hill-Briggs F, Evans JD, Norman MA. Racial and ethnic diversity among trainees and professionals in psychology and neuropsychology: needs, trends, and challenges. Appl Neuropsychol. 2004;11(1):13-22.
  • Gary TL, Batts-Turner M, Bone LR, Yeh HC, Wang NY, 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. Control Clin Trials. 2004 Feb;25(1):53-66.
  • Hill-Briggs F, Cooper DC, Loman K, Brancati FL, Cooper LA.  A qualitative study of problem solving and diabetes control in type 2 diabetes self-management. Diabetes Educ. 2003 Nov-Dec;29(6):1018-28. Erratum in: Diabetes Educ. 2004 May-Jun;30(3):455.
  • Hill-Briggs F. Problem solving in diabetes self-management: a model of chronic illness self-management behavior. Ann Behav Med. 2003 Summer;25(3):182-93. Review.
  • Hill-Briggs F, Gary TL, Hill MN, Bone LR, Brancati FL. Health-related quality of life in urban African Americans with type 2 diabetes. J Gen Intern Med. 2002 Jun;17(6):412-9.

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