Dr. Huffman is the Director of the Cardiac Psychiatry Research Program in the MGH Division of Psychiatry and Medicine. As the director of the program, he serves as principal investigator for 8 studies spanning psychology, health behavior, and cardiovascular disease, including studies funded by the American Heart Association and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Members and trainees of the program have included three research fellows, a psychologist, junior staff psychiatrists, senior psychiatry residents, research social workers, and Harvard medical students. In his work at the interface of psychiatry and cardiology, Dr. Huffman has given Grand Rounds at sites nationwide, presented research at national meetings, and published over 55 articles in peer-reviewed journals.
He also serves as the Medical Director of the Inpatient Psychiatry Service at MGH. This medical psychiatry unit specializes in the psychiatric care of patients with medical illness, those with treatment-resistant disorders, and those requiring high-risk ECT. The unit serves as a major training site for the MGH/McLean Psychiatry Residency Program and Harvard Medical School, and provides care to over 800 patients each year.
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 MGH Social Work training program, the MGH Behavioral Medicine program. He has been awarded the MGH/McLean Plasky Teaching Award for outstanding teaching of junior residents and twice been nominated for the Harvard Kettyle Award for outstanding medical student teaching.