Jennifer F. Havens, MD is Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and Director of Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health at NYC Health and Hospitals. Until October 2018, she was the Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Bellevue Hospital Center, where she oversaw NYC’s most comprehensive continuum of mental health services for children and adolescents. There she opened NYS’s only dedicated Children’s Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, expanded Bellevue’s inpatient child psychiatric service to 45 beds, and opened NYC’s only Partial Hospital Program serving both children and adolescents. She also leads a public psychiatry initiative providing mental health services at the NYC ACS Secure Juvenile Detention sites.
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