Areas of Expertise:
- African-American Nutrition
- Behavior and Lifestyle Modification
- Cultural Competency
- Insulin Resistance and Metabolic Syndrome
Brown-Riggs owns a nutrition counseling practice and is an award-winning certified diabetes educator. She is the author of The African American Guide to Living Well with Diabetes (New Page Books 2010) and Eating Soulfully and Healthfully with Diabetes (iUniverse 2006). As a speaker, educator and author, her work has appeared in books for health professionals and consumers alike. Brown-Riggs conducts diabetes education workshops and seminars for schools, churches and other organizations, reaching thousands of people each year. She is past president of both the New York State Dietetic Association and the Long Island Dietetic Association. Her professional honors include the Academy's 2012 Excellence in Practice – Consultation and Business Practice Award; the 2009 Distinguished Dietitian Award from the New York State Dietetic Association; and the 2007 Diabetes Educator of the Year from the Academy's Diabetes Care and Education dietetic practice group. Brown-Riggs is a graduate of Queens College, where she also earned a master's degree.