Jeffery Huffman, MD, is an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the director of the Cardiac Psychiatry Research Program in the Division of Psychiatry and Medicine. As the director of the program, he serves as principal investigator for over 10 studies spanning psychology, health behavior and cardiovascular disease, including studies funded by NIH, the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association. In his work at the interface of psychiatry and cardiology, Dr. Huffman has given Grand Rounds at sites nationwide, presented research at national and international meetings, and published over 130 articles in peer-reviewed journals.
He also serves as the associate chief for Clinical Services in the Department of Psychiatry and the director of Inpatient Psychiatry Research. This inpatient research has focused on assessment and treatments related to suicide risk in acutely ill psychiatric patients.
In addition to his roles as a resident and psychiatry medical student teacher, Dr. Huffman also has teaching roles in the Harvard Internal Medicine clerkship, and the social work training program, the Behavioral Medicine Program. He has been awarded the Mass General/McLean Plasky Teaching Award for outstanding teaching of junior residents, was twice nominated for the Harvard Kettyle Award for outstanding medical student teaching and received the Outstanding Research Mentor award in the Psychiatry Department in 2016.