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Jill M. Harkavy-Friedman, Ph.D.

Dr. Harkavy-Friedman leads the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s research grant program to advance the field of suicide prevention. With 30 years of experience as a clinician and a researcher, she is passionate about translating research into practice, publishing over 100 articles. She assists with AFSP’s development of programs and messages that reflect best practices and current research.

Harkavy-Friedman earned her B.A. in Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and her PhD. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Florida. In 1984, 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 was an associate professor before joining AFSP. She maintains a clinical practice in Manhattan.