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Adam Briggs

Job Title
Associate Clinical Professor
WMS - Population Evidence and Technologies
Research Interests

I am interested in using mixed methods to understand how health and public health policy influences population health. Current work aims to learn more about how health and care system policies - such as integrated care reforms - affect the health and wellbeing of local populations. I am doing this as part of the ARC West Midlands. I am also interest in public health policy, and am currently a co-investigator on the NIHR funded evaluation of the UK Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL). Other research interests include public health economics, non-communicable disease modelling, diet and nutrition, and environmental sustainability.


I did a natural sciences degree before training in medicine and specialising in public health. I have an MSc in Global Health Sciences and my DPhil is in public health economics, comparing the cost-effectiveness of interventions affecting population diets and levels of physical activity. I also spent a year at The Dartmouth Institute in the US as a Harkness Fellow, investigating how US accountable care organisations address patients' preventive care needs. I am an honorary Consultant in Public Health and in addition to my role at Warwick, I spend two days a week seconded to The Health Foundation as a Senior Policy Fellow where I lead work on integrated care and population health.

  • Scarborough, Peter, Adhikari, Vyas, Harrington, Richard A., Elhussein, Ahmed, Briggs, Adam D. M., Rayner, Mike, Adams, Jean, Cummins, Steven, Penney, Tarra, White, Martin, 2020. Impact of the announcement and implementation of the UK Soft Drinks Industry Levy on sugar content, price, product size and number of available soft drinks in the UK, 2015-19 : a controlled interrupted time series analysis. PLOS Medicine
  • Briggs, Adam D. M., Göpfert, Anya, Thorlby, Ruth, Allwood, Dominque, Alderwick, Hugh, 2020. Integrated health and care systems in England : can they help prevent disease?. Integrated Healthcare Journal, 2
  • Fraze, Taressa K., Briggs, Adam D. M., Whitcomb, Elizabeth K., Peck, Kristen A., Meara, Ellen, 2020. Role of nurse practitioners in caring for patients with complex health needs. Medical Care
  • Fraze, T. K., Beidler, L. B., Briggs, Adam D. M., Collatz, C. H., 2020. ACOs' use of care plans for patients with complex health needs. Journal of General Internal Medicine
  • Briggs, Adam D. M., Fraze, Taressa K., Glick, Andrew L., Beidler, Laura B., Shortell, Stephen M., Fisher, Elliott S., 2019. How Do Accountable Care Organizations Deliver Preventive Care Services? A Mixed-Methods Study. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 34 (11), pp. 2451-2459
  • Briggs, Adam D. M., Wolstenholme, Jane, Scarborough, Peter, 2019. Estimating the cost-effectiveness of salt reformulation and increasing access to leisure centres in England, with PRIMEtime CE model validation using the AdViSHE tool. BMC Health Services Research, 19 (1)
  • Briggs, Adam D. M., Cobiac, Linda J., Wolstenholme, Jane, Scarborough, Peter, 2019. PRIMEtime CE : a multistate life table model for estimating the cost-effectiveness of interventions affecting diet and physical activity. BMC Health Services Research, 19 (1)
  • Fraze, Taressa K., Beidler, Laura B., Briggs, Adam D. M., Colla, Carrie H., 2019. 'Eyes In The Home' : ACOs Use Home Visits To Improve Care Management, Identify Needs, And Reduce Hospital Use. Health Affairs, 38 (6), pp. 1021-1027
  • Amies-Cull, Ben, Briggs, Adam D. M., Scarborough, Peter, 2019. Estimating the potential impact of the UK government's sugar reduction programme on child and adult health : modelling study. BMJ
  • Briggs, Adam D. M., Alderwick, Hugh, Fisher, Elliott S., 2018. Overcoming challenges to US payment reform. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, 319 (15)
  • Briggs, Adam D. M., Scarborough, Peter, Wolstenholme, Jane, 2018. Estimating comparable English healthcare costs for multiple diseases and unrelated future costs for use in health and public health economic modelling. PLoS ONE, 13 (5)
  • Alderwick, Hugh, Shortell, Stephen M., Briggs, Adam D. M., Fisher, Elliott S, 2018. Can accountable care organisations really improve the English NHS? Lessons from the United States. BMJ
  • Bobrovitz, Niklas, Lasserson, Daniel S., Briggs, Adam D. M., 2017. Who breaches the four-hour emergency department wait time target? A retrospective analysis of 374,000 emergency department attendances between 2008 and 2013 at a type 1 emergency department in England. BMC Emergency Medicine, 17 (1)
  • Briggs, Adam D. M., Mytton, Oliver T., Kehlbacher, Ariane, Tiffin, Richard, Elhussein, Ahmed, Rayner, Mike, Jebb, Susan A., Blakely, Tony, Scarborough, Peter, 2017. Health impact assessment of the UK soft drinks industry levy : a comparative risk assessment modelling study. The Lancet Public Health, 2 (1), pp. e15-e22
  • Scarborough, Peter, Smolina, Kate, Mizdrak, Anja, Cobiac, Linda, Briggs, Adam, 2016. Assessing the external validity of model-based estimates of the incidence of heart attack in England: a modelling study. BMC Public Health, 16 (1)
  • Kehlbacher, Ariane, Tiffin, Richard, Briggs, Adam D. M., Berners-Lee, Mike, Scarborough, Peter, 2016. The distributional and nutritional impacts and mitigation potential of emission-based food taxes in the UK. Climatic Change, 137 (1-2), pp. 121-141
  • Briggs, Adam D. M., Wolstenholme, Jane, Blakely, Tony, Scarborough, Peter, 2016. Choosing an epidemiological model structure for the economic evaluation of non-communicable disease public health interventions. Population Health Metrics, 14 (1)
  • Briggs, Adam D. M., Kehlbacher, Ariane, Tiffin, Richard, Scarborough, Peter, 2016. Simulating the impact on health of internalising the cost of carbon in food prices combined with a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. BMC Public Health, 16 (1)
  • Briggs, A. D. M., 2015. Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 306 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE) for 188 countries, 1990?2013 : quantifying the epidemiological transition. The Lancet, 386 (10009), pp. 2145-2191
  • Vos, Theo, Barber, Ryan M., Bell, Brad, Bertozzi-Villa, Amelia, Biryukov, Stan, Bolliger, Ian, Charlson, Fiona, Davis, Adrian, Degenhardt, Louisa, Dicker, Daniel, Duan, Leilei, Erskine, Holly, Feigin, Valery L., Ferrari, Alize J., Fitzmaurice, Christina, Fleming, Thomas, Graetz, Nicholas, Guinovart, Caterina, Haagsma, Juanita, Hansen, Gillian M. et al, 2015. Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 301 acute and chronic diseases and injuries in 188 countries, 1990?2013 : a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. The Lancet, 386 (9995), pp. 743-800
  • Briggs, A. D. M., 2015. Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 79 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks in 188 countries, 1990?2013 : a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. The Lancet, 386 (10010), pp. 2287-2323
  • Briggs, A. D. M., 2015. Global, regional, and national age?sex specific all-cause and cause-specific mortality for 240 causes of death, 1990-2013 : a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. The Lancet, 385 (9963), pp. 117-171
  • Newton, John N., Briggs, Adam D. M., Murray, Christopher J. L., Dicker, Daniel, Foreman, Kyle J., Wang, Haidong, Naghavi, Mohsen, Forouzanfar, Mohammad H., Ohno, Summer Lockett, Barber, Ryan M., Vos, Theo, Stanaway, Jeffrey D., Schmidt, Jürgen C., Hughes, Andrew J., Fay, Derek F. J., Ecob, Russell, Gresser, Charis, McKee, Martin, Rutter, Harry, Abubakar, Ibrahim et al, 2015. Changes in health in England, with analysis by English regions and areas of deprivation, 1990-2013 : a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. The Lancet, 386 (10010), pp. 2257-2274
  • Briggs, A. D. M., Boxall, N. S., Van Santen, D., Chalmers, R. M., McCarthy, Noel D., 2014. Approaches to the detection of very small, common, and easily missed outbreaks that together contribute substantially to human Cryptosporidium infection. Epidemiology and Infection, 142 (09), pp. 1869-1876
  • Webber, Laura, Mytton, Oliver T., Briggs, Adam D. M., Woodcock, James, Scarborough, Peter, McPherson, Klim, Capewell, Simon, 2014. The Brighton declaration : the value of non-communicable disease modelling in population health sciences. European Journal of Epidemiology, 29 (12), pp. 867-870
  • Scarborough, Peter, Appleby, Paul N., Mizdrak, Anja, Briggs, Adam D. M., Travis, Ruth C., Bradbury, Kathryn E., Key, Timothy J., 2014. Dietary greenhouse gas emissions of meat-eaters, fish-eaters, vegetarians and vegans in the UK. Climatic Change, 125 (2), pp. 179-192
  • Smith, Emma, Scarborough, Peter, Rayner, Mike, Briggs, Adam D. M., 2018. Should we tax unhealthy food and drink?. The Nutrition Society Summer Meeting, King's College, London, 10-12 Jul 2017, Published in Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, pp. 314-320
Title Funder Award start Award end
Social Prescribing short term project commissioned via NIHR NETSCC National Institute for Health Research (NIHR DoH) 01 Mar 2020 31 Aug 2020