Celeste Vaughan-Briggs, LCSW

Celeste Vaughan-Briggs, LCSW, has more than 25 years of social work experience and now serves as manager of the Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program at Thomas Jefferson University’s Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in Philadelphia. The program serves several hundred women with diverse backgrounds each year from across the greater Philadelphia area. Ms. Vaughan-Briggs provides vital navigation and psychosocial support to these women and men throughout their course of treatment.

Ms. Vaughan-Briggs is an adjunct faculty member for the Temple University School of Social Work and was previously with the Jefferson Community Health Worker Program. 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


  • Oncology Social Work, Licensed Clinical Social Work



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Learn more about Ms. Vaughan-Briggs on Jefferson Health’s website.


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December 1, 2020