Jill Harkavy-Friedman, Ph.D.

Vice President of Research

Jill Harkavy-Friedman, Ph.D.

Dr. Harkavy-Friedman is responsible for developing and expanding AFSP’s research portfolio and overall program. This includes gathering data and findings from AFSP funded studies and communicating those findings to the larger community and public. In this position, Dr. Harkavy-Friedman will also collaborate on the development of prevention materials such as films, programs and brochures to be used nationally and through our local chapters.

Dr. Harkavy-Friedman received her B.A. in Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania (1978) and her M.A. (1981) and Ph.D. (1984) in Clinical Psychology at the University of Florida. In 1984 she joined Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute, first as an assistant professor and later an associate professor of clinical psychology in psychiatry.

She has been studying suicidal behavior for more than 25 years and has more than 90 publications. As a licensed psychologist, she maintains a clinical practice at her office in Manhattan.