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Rahil D. Briggs, PsyD
Rahil D. Briggs, PsyD, is Director of Pediatric Behavioral Health Services at Montefiore. She is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her clinical focus is preventive pediatric mental health care, social and emotional development of infants and toddlers, parent-child relationships, and integration of behavioral health into primary pediatric care.
Dr. Briggs obtained her BA at Duke University in 1997, and then attended New York University Steinhardt School of Education where she earned her Master of Arts and Doctor of Psychology. She completed her Psychology internship at Children's Hospital and Research Center at Oakland in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and Department of Psychiatry. She then stayed on to at Children's Hospital and Research Center at Oakland to complete a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Early Childhood Mental Health.
Dr. Briggs' research focuses on preventive pediatric mental health care, including the education of providers regarding early childhood social emotional development and program implementation, trauma informed care, integration of behavioral health into primary pediatric care. She has published numerous articles on preventative pediatric mental health care, including in the Infant Mental Health Journal and the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology. She is the editor of Integrated Early Childhood Behavioral Health in Primary Care: A Guide to Implementation and Evaluation, published by Springer (2016). Among her many honors, she has been recognized with the "What's Great in our State" NY State Children's Mental Health Awareness Award, and garnered the 2018 Academic Pediatric Association's Health Care Delivery Award.
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