Jennifer Severe, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Psychiatry


Dr. Severe is a clinician, researcher, educator, leader and community advocate. She focuses on mood disorders and works in both the Depression and Bipolar Disorder Clinic as a clinician, educator and researcher. Her commitment to timely access to mental health care transpires through her role as a collaborative care consulting psychiatrist and through various initiatives at the Rachel Upjohn Building Ambulatory Psychiatry Clinics. Dr. Severe is also a healthcare advocate through the American Psychiatric Association where she currently serves as a consultant on the Council of International Psychiatry. Through ongoing research, numerous publications and scientific presentations nationally and internationally, she continues to inform on effective prevention and treatment of mental disorders, more particularly mood disorders.

Areas of Interest

  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Collaborative Care in Primary Care Settings
  • Public Health Services and Advocacy
  • Education and Health Services Research
  • Global Mental Health and Cross-Cultural Psychiatry


  • Public Psychiatry Fellowship, Columbia University
  • Visiting Research Fellow in Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Baystate Medical Center Psychiatry Residency, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Baystate Medical Center Psychiatry Residency, Tufts University school of Medicine
  • Global Mental Health fellowship, Partners in Health - Harvard Medical School
  • State University of Haiti, MD

Published Articles or Reviews