Joshua C Briscoe, MD

Medical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Medical Instructor in the Department of Medicine
Campus mail Box 3837, 2213 Elba St, Durham, NC 27705
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Education and Training

West Virginia Wesleyan College

Medical School
West Virginia University School of Medicine

Duke University

Career and Research Goals

Caring for people with advanced and terminal illness; caring for people with significant mental illness; applying psychotherapy in severe medical illness; ethics at the end of life; ethics in mental health care

Honors, awards and distinctions

Chief Resident, Internal Medicine & Psychiatry Residency, 2016-2017

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Education and Training

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship, Hospice And Palliative Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 2017 - 2018
  • Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Residency, Psychiatry, Duke University School of Medicine, 2012 - 2017
  • M.D., West Virginia University, 2012


Riordan, P, Briscoe, J, Kamal, AH, Jones, CA, and Webb, JA. "Top Ten Tips Palliative Care Clinicians Should Know About Mental Health and Serious Illness." Journal of Palliative Medicine 21, no. 8 (August 2018): 1171-1176.

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Briscoe, J, and Casarett, D. "Medical Marijuana Use in Older Adults." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 66, no. 5 (May 2018): 859-863.

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Briscoe, J, and Kinghorn, W. "Spirituality, Religion, and Rational Suicide." In Rational Suicide in the Elderly Clinical, Ethical, and Sociocultural Aspects,edited by McCue, R and Balasubramaniam, M, 187-202.: Springer, October 27, 2016. (Chapter)


Briscoe, J, and Webb, JA. "Scratching the Surface of Suicide in Head and Neck Cancer." Jama Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery 142, no. 6 (June 2016): 610-null. (Letter)

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