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Celeste Vaughan-Briggs, LCSW

Program Manager, Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program; Oncology Social Worker at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson

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Ms. Vaughan-Briggs is an adjunct instructor for the Temple University School of Social Work and was previously with the Jefferson Community Health Worker Program. She is also a part-time instructor at the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania (SP2).

Prior to her Jefferson tenure, Vaughan-Briggs provided trauma-informed care and advocacy for individuals and families affected by sexual assault, domestic violence, and murder. She has years of experience providing training to Philadelphia’s behavioral health providers on the impact childhood violence has on adults.

A lifelong resident of Philadelphia, Vaughan-Briggs earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from Temple University and her Masters of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania.


Through the Screening and Treatment Program we are able to assist women in need of important cancer screening services. Through the years Jefferson has diagnosed women with Breast cancer and connected them to needed treatment. As an oncology social worker providing resources and support for patients during a very difficult time in their lives is an honor and a privilege.

Celeste Vaughan-Briggs LCSW, Jefferson Health


Experience & Accolades


  • Oncology Social Work, Licensed Clinical Social Work 



  • Anti-Violence Partnerships
    • Adult Therapist, 1996-1998