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Neima Briggs, MD, PhD

Clinical Fellow

Contact Information

Neima Briggs, MD, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Infectious Diseases

    The Anlyan Center, 300 Cedar Street

    New Haven, CT 06519

    United States


Dr. Briggs is a clinical fellow in Infectious Diseases within the Physician Scientist Track at Yale. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology through the Dean’s Scholars Program at The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to his medical training, Dr. Briggs served as a Fulbright Scholar in Biomedical Sciences at the Center of Public Health Research in Valencia, Spain. He subsequently completed his M.D. and Ph.D. training through The University of Texas Medical Scientist Training Program at Houston. His Ph.D. in Immunology was completed under the co-mentorship of Dr. Peter Hotez at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and Dr. Jagan Sastry at MD Anderson Cancer Center. The primary outcome of his dissertation was the identification and immunological characterization of a novel whipworm vaccine candidate. He received a Diploma in Tropical Medicine at The National School of Tropical Medicine at BCM and a Certification of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers Health (CTropMed®) from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He is currently performing his post-doctoral research in the laboratory of Dr. Joseph Craft in the Department of Immunobiology at Yale. Dr. Briggs' research interests remain in exploring immunity for the advancement of vaccines against emerging and neglected pathogens.

Education & Training

  • Resident
    Yale University (2021)
  • MD
    University of Texas Medical School at Houston (2019)
  • PhD
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Houston Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Immunology (2018)
  • DTM&H
    Baylor College of Medicine, The National School of Tropical Medicine (2018)
  • BS
    University of Texas at Austin (2011)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Infectious Diseases Case Presentation of the YearYale Univeristy2022
Certification of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers HealthAmerican Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene2019
Elsevier Clinical Research AwardAmerican Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting2018
Presidents’ Research AwardThe University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and The University of Texas Health Science Center Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences2018
The National School of Tropical Medicine AwardBaylor College of Medicine2018
Best Poster AwardAssociation for Clinical & Translational Society National Conference2016
Benjamin H. Kean Fellow in Tropical MedicineAmerican Society of Tropical and Hygiene2016
Outstanding Community Service AwardHouston Shoulder to Shoulder Foundation2014
Fulbright Scholar to SpainUnited States Department of State2011

Professional Service

The Journal of Infectious DiseasesReviewer2022 - Present
PLoS Neglected Tropical DiseasesReviewer2017 - 2019
Big Brothers Big Sisters of AmericaMentor2016 - 2019
Board of Directors, Houston Shoulder to Shoulder FoundationBoard Member2014 - 2019

Departments & Organizations