Adam joined the Health Foundation in September 2018 and is a Senior Policy Fellow.
Adam works on various areas of public health policy, including risk factors for ill health and public health expenditure. He is a consultant in public health and alongside his role at the Health Foundation, he works as Deputy Director of Public Health for three days a week in Oxfordshire, and is an Honorary Associate Clinical Professor at Warwick University and Deputy Director of the NIHR Research Support Service Specialist Centre for Public Health based at the University of Southampton. Between November 2020 and September 2022, his Health Foundation time was used to support the pandemic initially as a Public Health Strategy Advisor to the Chief Medical Advisor at NHS Test and Trace, and then as interim Deputy Director for Health Equity, Strategy and Partnerships at the UK Health Security Agency.
Before joining the Health Foundation, he was a Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice in the United States, based at The Dartmouth Institute. His research focused on how accountable care organisations and place-based health systems meet patients’ preventive care needs.
Adam studied medicine at Oxford and his DPhil is in Public Health Economics. As a public health specialty registrar and academic clinical fellow, he had various roles covering policy, practice, teaching, and research. In particular, he worked on modelling the health impact of public health policies, such as soft drink taxes.
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- Briggs ADM, Fraze TK, Glick AL et al. How Do Accountable Care Organizations Deliver Preventive Care Services. A Mixed Methods Study. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2019;34(11):2451-2459
- Briggs ADM, Alderwick H, Fisher ES. Overcoming Challenges to US Payment Reform: Could a Place-Based Approach Help? Journal of the American Medical Association. 2018;319(15):1545-46
- Briggs ADM, Mytton OT, Kehlbacher A, et al. A health impact assessment of the UK soft drinks industry levy: a comparative risk assessment modelling study. The Lancet Public Health. 2017;2(1):e15-e22
- Briggs ADM, Wolstenholme J, Blakely T, Scarborough P. Choosing an epidemiological model structure for the economic evaluation of non-communicable disease public health interventions. Population Health Metrics. 2016;14:17
- Briggs ADM, Fisher PA, Cooper RF. (Eds) Practising Public Health: A guide to examinations and workplace application. CRC Press. 2015. ISBN: 9781482238655