Rahil D. Briggs, PsyD
Rahil D. Briggs, PsyD, is the National Director of HealthySteps, a program of ZERO TO THREE.
Dr. Briggs is the National Director of HealthySteps, a program of ZERO TO THREE. Since joining ZERO TO THREE in 2018, she has overseen the dramatic growth of HealthySteps to more than 160 sites across the country. Under her leadership, HealthySteps has grown an average of 23 percent year-over-year since 2017, reaching approximately 250,000 children and families in 2019. She is responsible for all aspects of the program’s operations, financial sustainability, evaluation and research, policy, model enhancements, and site professional development and training.
She comes to this role after a successful career at Montefiore Health System in New York, where she grew the HealthySteps footprint from one to 21 practices, serving over 30,000 children annually. The Montefiore HealthySteps model informed the rollout of HealthySteps throughout New York State. Additionally, Dr. Briggs is the founder and former director of Pediatric Behavioral Health Services at Montefiore Medical Group, one of the largest integrated pediatric behavioral health services in the nation.
Dr. Briggs is the editor of Integrated Early Childhood Behavioral Health in Primary Care: A Guide to Implementation and Evaluation, published by Springer (2016). She is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Briggs completed her undergraduate work at Duke University (magna cum laude) and her doctoral work at New York University.
Dr. Briggs was recognized with the 2018 Health Care Delivery Award from the Academic Pediatric Association.