Jennifer F. Friedman, MD, MPH, PhD

Division Director, Hasbro Primary Care; Director, Lifespan Center for International Health Research (CIHR); Director, General Pediatrics

Jennifer Friedman, MD, MPH, PhD is division director for pediatric primary care services at Hasbro Children's Hospital, director of the Lifespan Center for International Health Research (CIHR), and director of general pediatrics. Dr. Friedman is also a professor of pediatrics and epidemiology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Dr. Friedman's research addresses how parasitic diseases, particularly helminth infections, cause morbidity among pregnant women and children. Her work has quantified the impact of schistosomiasis on pediatric undernutrition, anemia, and cognitive impairment, including mechanisms mediating morbidity and optimal interventions to mitigate morbidity. Dr. Friedman's recent work has addressed the impact of treatment for parasitic diseases during human pregnancy and addressing barriers to uptake. 



Pediatric Primary Care, Hasbro Children's Hospital
Hasbro Children's Hospital (directions)
593 Eddy Street, Lower Level
Providence, RI 02903

Center for International Health Research
55 Claverick Street
Providence, RI 02903


  • Medical School:  The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • Residency:  Boston Children's Hospital
  • Fellowship:  Boston Children's Hospital