March 20-23, 2024 | San Diego, CA |
Jill Harkavy-Friedman, PhD is the Senior Vice President of Research and leads the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s research program which funds research grants, offers workshops and training to researchers, and disseminates research findings to increase public awareness and support advocacy. Over the past 35 years of experience as a clinician and researcher, she has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and trained clinicians around the nation. In 2022 she was elected to be a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Dr. Harkavy-Friedman earned her B.A. in Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and her PhD. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Florida. She completed her internship at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She joined Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, establishing the Adolescent Depression and Suicide Program. In 1989, she moved to Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute where she is an associate professor in the department of psychiatry. She joined the staff AFSP in 2011. She maintains a clinical practice in Manhattan.