Dr H Joffe
Scientific & Clinical Advisor
Dr H Joffe, MD, MSc, is the Paula A. Johnson Associate Professor of Women’s Health at Harvard Medical School, where she serves as the Executive Director of the Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
With joint positions at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Dr Joffe directs the Women’s Hormones and Aging Research Program, which is dedicated to advancing the understanding and treatment of symptoms resulting from female reproductive hormone changes in the brain. Her clinical and research work focuses on the course, mechanisms, and treatment of menopausal symptoms – including hot flashes, sleep disturbance, depression, and fatigue – in healthy women and in breast cancer patients.
An experienced clinician and NIH-funded researcher in women’s mental health, she is also studying the effects of reproductive hormones on mood, as well as the reproductive and metabolic consequences of psychotropic medications. Dr Joffe received her medical degree from Cornell University Medical College. She completed residency training in Psychiatry at McLean Hospital and a fellowship in Reproductive Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital.
In recognition of her contributions to women’s health research, she was awarded the Thomas Clarkson Outstanding Clinical & Basic Science Research Award from the North American Menopause Society.