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Lynne C. Huffman

Lynne C. Huffman, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Stanford Health Policy Associate

The Children's Council
650 Clark Way
Palo Alto, CA 94304

(650) 326-5530 (voice)
(650) 688-0206 (fax)


Lynne C. Huffman, MD, is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician (board certified, 2002) and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford School of Medicine. She received her MD from George Washington University (1981) and completed her pediatric residency training at the Children’s National Medical Center (Washington, D.C., 1984). Her subspecialty training in developmental-behavioral pediatrics was completed at UCSF (1986), with an NIH research post-doctoral fellowship in child development (1990).

Between 1991 and 1997, Dr. Huffman was the Medical Officer and Chief of the Personality and Emotion Program at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Among other responsibilities at NIMH, she administered a program of grant support for M.D. and Ph.D. research, career, and training grants, and provided advice and guidance in areas of basic behavior, developmental psychopathology, and developmental-behavioral pediatric research.

In her faculty role at Stanford, she engages in collaborative university- and community-based research and participates actively in the training and supervision of pediatric residents and fellows, child psychiatry fellows, and post-doctoral psychology fellows. Current training endeavors include educating pediatric residents about the importance of developmental and behavioral screening, with supported clinic-based use of developmental screeners.

Her most recent research activities concentrate on (1) the early identification and treatment of behavioral problems, particularly in children with special health care needs; (2) emergent literacy and school readiness; and, (3) community-based mental health/educational program evaluation and outcomes measurement.