Dr. Huffhines is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and Research Scientist at E. P. Bradley Hospital. She has dedicated her research to understanding the impact of intergenerational trauma and contextual stress on parenting and the mental and physical well-being of young children. Dr. Huffhines is also a psychologist in the Early Childhood Outpatient Clinic and an infant/early childhood mental health consultant for the SUCCESS program, where she works with early care and education centers across Rhode Island to support positive socioemotional development in children.
She received her PhD in Clinical Child Psychology from the University of Kansas and completed her clinical residency at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in the Child track in 2019. She went on to complete a NIMH T32 postdoctoral fellowship in Child Mental Health at Brown, and then was awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32) from NICHD, which she completed before joining the faculty in March 2022. Prior to her doctoral work, she earned a Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Tech University.