Felicia Hill-Briggs

Felicia Hill-Briggs is a licensed and board certified clinical psychologist with specializations in behavioral medicine, behavioral science research methodologies, and medical neuropsychology.


Dr. Hill-Briggs’ NIH- and foundation-funded research focuses on the design and implementation of randomized trials of interventions promoting health behavior change and improved clinical outcomes in persons with type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, obesity, kidney disease, and related conditions. Her research targets individual- and healthcare systems-level change.

A key contribution of Dr. Hill-Briggs’ work is her focus on appropriate psychometric and intervention methodologies for vulnerable populations, including lower socioeconomic status groups, racial and ethnic minorities, older adults, and persons with cognitive impairment and disability. She is a national and international leader in behavioral medicine, serving as past Chair of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Council on Behavioral Medicine and Psychology, Member of the NIH Interagency Strategic Planning Committee on Diabetes Mellitus, and a Member of the NIH Committee on Psychosocial and Behavioral Data Elements for the Electronic Health Record. She is a past Member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM). Dr. Hill-Briggs was awarded the 2010 Nelson Butters Award for Outstanding Research Contributions to Neuropsychology by the National Academy of Neuropsychology.

At Johns Hopkins, she is Director of the Behavior and Psychometrics Sub-Core of the Johns Hopkins/Univ. of Maryland Diabetes Research Center (DRC), Co-Director of the Behavioral Aspects of Heart and Vascular Diseases T32 Fellowship Program, Director of Behavioral Science for Johns Hopkins HealthCare, LLC, and Director of Diabetes Research for the Johns Hopkins Medicine International Trinidad and Tobago Health Sciences Initiative.