Dr. Hill-Briggs is Professor of Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Professor of Health, Behavior and Society at the Bloomberg School of Public Health; Professor of Acute and Chronic Care at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing; and Core Faculty of the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology & Clinical Research. Dr. Hill-Briggs is also Senior Director of Population Health Research and Development for Johns Hopkins HealthCare and Medicine, and Co-Lead of Behavioral, Social, and Systems Science for the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. She is the 2018 President of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), Health Care and Education. In 2017, Dr. Hill-Briggs was elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).
A clinical psychologist and behavioral scientist, Dr. Hill-Briggs is a national expert in behavior change and self-management of diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, and related conditions. She conducts NIH and PCORI-funded clinical trials of individual-level and systems-level interventions to improve disease outcomes modifiable through behavior change. A key contribution of her work is effective intervention design and implementation within populations of health inequity.
Her work extends globally to governmental and private sector population health partnerships through Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Dr. Hill-Briggs is Co-Director of the Lifestyle Medicine and Cardiometabolic Health initiative for Johns Hopkins Aramco Health Care (JHAH) in Saudi Arabia. She is past Director of Diabetes Research for the Trinidad and Tobago Health Sciences Initiative. She also co-directed Care Management and Population Health programming with JHAH and with Argus, Bermuda.
Dr. Hill-Briggs has served as an invited member on NIH and IOM (NAM) expert panels and committees and several national task forces. She is an author of over 80 research publications, book chapters, technical reports, and practice guidelines. She is the recipient of honors including Outstanding Research Contributions to Clinical Neuropsychology (National Academy of Neuropsychology), Tracy Orleans Distinguished Service Award (Society of Behavioral Medicine), Telly Awards for health and wellness educational video productions, and a 2011 recognition by then-sitting U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Regina Benjamin.