Ernestine Briggs-King
Vice President, Department of Family and Community Interventions
Kennedy Krieger Institute

1741 Ashland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21205
United States

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Dr. Ernestine Briggs-King is a licensed psychologist with over 25 years of experience in the fields of child maltreatment and child traumatic stress. She is the vice president of the Department for Family and Community Interventions. She also has a faculty appointment at Johns Hopkins University.


Dr. Briggs-King obtained her PhD from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Briggs-King joined Kennedy Krieger from Duke University, where she was the associate director of diversity, equity, and inclusion and network relations and co-director of the data and evaluation program for the UCLA-Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, the coordinating center for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). She was also the director of research for the Center for Child and Family Health, a non-profit, NCTSN site in Durham, NC. Dr. Briggs-King is president of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and is on the executive committee of the board of directors for the National Children’s Alliance.


Dr. Briggs-King’s professional expertise focuses on implementation, dissemination and evaluation of evidence-based treatments; child traumatic stress; resiliency; mental health disparities and inequities, quality improvement and increasing access to care for underserved youth/adolescents.

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