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Meet Doc Griggs

Who is Doc Griggs?

“Doc Griggs” is the health and wellness awareness persona of  Eric D. Griggs, M.D., a New Orleans-based Community Medicine Doctor and Health Educator who has dedicated his professional life to raising health and wellness awareness in the communities across the country.  In addition to being recently appointed as an Assistant Professor at the LSU School of Medicine, Adjunct Professor for the Xavier University College of Pharmacy and continued role as Director of Community Medicine at Access Health Louisiana, Dr. Griggs proudly serves as the founder and Executive Director of the Doc Griggs Foundation, a community-driven, student-activated, and professionally- mentored organization that promotes community health by empowering the community to ‘Get Checked. Get Fit Get Moving!®.

“Doc Griggs” is an active participant in several organizations that promote positive change in the community. He is the Health and Wellness Chair for 100 Black Men of Metro New Orleans and also serves on the 100 Black Men International Health and Wellness Committee. In March of 2014, Dr. Eric Griggs was named Spokesperson for the American Cancer Society – Greater New Orleans and is also a member of their Executive Leadership Council. As former Chairman of the American Heart Association’s Multicultural Leadership Committee, he is also a member of their Greater Southeast Affiliate Multicultural Initiatives Committee ( AL, LA, MS, TN, GA, FL, PR).  Also in 2014, Dr. Griggs was named ‘Health and Wellness Ambassador for the city of New Orleans by the New Orleans City Council and a Health & Wellness Ambassador for the State of Louisiana by Senator David Heitmeyer in a Louisiana Senate resolution. Dr. Griggs loves children too. He proudly serves as Director of Life Sciences for  Stem NOLA, a New Orleans community-based organization that has brought STEM and STEM education to over 60,000 children across the country, right in the communities where they live.

You can catch him weekly for the past 7 years on WVUE FOX 8 New Orleans’ Morning Edition on Thursdays and Fridays (now daily for COVID-19 updates) and on Tuesdays and on WHIV 102.3FM for the last 2 years. He has appeared weekly on New Orleans’ oldest African American talk-radio station, WBOK 1230AM educating and empowering the community on how to be experts on their own health and health outcomes.  His approach is evidence-based, practical and relevant to each community he engages, from children to seniors alike, of all races and genders.

Eric D. Griggs M.D. / “Doc Griggs”