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Melvania Briggs

Consulting Associate in the School of Nursing
School of Nursing
DUMC 104780, Durham, NC 27710
800 South Duke Street, Durham, NC 27701


Melvania E. Briggs PA-C joined the PA faculty in 2012 as the Clinical Education Faculty Development Fellow with over 20 years of behavioral health, primary care and community based research experience in rural and underserved communities. Following the fellowship she assumed the role of Academic Coordinator in 2013. Ms. Briggs is the coordinator of the Diagnostic Methods course and co-coordinator of Bridge: Path to Patient Care.  She is a member of the Association of Physician Assistants in Psychiatry (APAP), American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA), and the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants (NCAPA). She has spoken on psychiatry topics at state and national conferences including NCAPA.

Ms. Briggs earned Certification of Added Qualification in Psychiatry from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. 12/2014 - 12/2024

Her areas of clinical and educational interest include: chronic illness and psychiatric disorders; Interprofessional Education curriculum development; Motivational Interviewing

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Consulting Associate in the School of Nursing · 2016 - Present School of Nursing

Education, Training & Certifications

Oral Roberts University · 1994 M.A.