Josephine P. Briggs, MD, became the Patient-Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI) Interim Executive Director on November 1, 2019. In this role, she leads the organization while PCORI’s Board of Governors seeks a permanent replacement for founding Executive Director Joe Selby, MD, MPH, who retired after more than eight years.
Briggs is a nationally recognized nephrologist and health services researcher who serves as Editor in Chief of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, the leading journal in the field. She served as Senior Scientific Officer at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and spent nearly 20 years in various leadership positions at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including Director of the Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, and Director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.
During her time at the NIH, Briggs led the establishment of several major programs. She was co-leader of the NIH Common Fund Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory, a 10-year effort to conduct pragmatic clinical trials in partnership with clinical investigators and healthcare systems in the United States. She also was interim founding director of the NIH Precision Medicine Initiative® Cohort Program, now known as All of Us.
Briggs was a Professor of Medicine and Physiology and Associate Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Michigan before joining the NIH. She completed her residency in internal medicine and nephrology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures
As of November 22, 2019
Financial or Business Associations:
- Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Editor-in-Chief (Contract position with honorarium)
- People Centered Research Foundation (PCRF), Former Board Member