Jennifer Richards, M.D., M.B.A.

Assistant Clinical Professor

Vice Chair for Administration

Jennifer Richards, MD








B.S., Biochemistry and Biology, Russell Sage College

M.D., University at Buffalo School of Medicine

M.B.A., Health Care Management, University at Buffalo School of Management

Internship, Psychiatry, University of North Carolina Hospitals

Residency, Psychiatry, University of North Carolina Hospitals

Fellowship, Psychiatry, University of North Carolina Hospitals

Summary Statement:

Dr. Richards is the Medical Director of the Child and Adolescent inpatient psychiatry units at UNC Hospitals. Her responsibilities include being an inpatient psychiatrist for the eating disorders unit. Dr. Richards is a graduate of the joint MD/MBA program at the University at Buffalo. She completed the General Psychiatry residency training program at UNC Hospitals in 2009, and graduated from the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at UNC Hospitals in 2010.

Dr. Richards joined the UNC Eating Disorders program in September 2010 as the inpatient eating disorders attending physician. Currently, she is the Medical Director for the Child and Adolescent Inpatient Unit in addition to being Vice-Chair for Administration in the Department of Psychiatry.  Dr. Richards' areas of interest include eating disorders, psychotherapy, developmental disabilities, and PTSD. Although she hails from Buffalo, NY, she and her family consider themselves at home in North Carolina.

Dr. Richards received the 2012 Judy Mann Award for Outstanding Faculty Performance recognizing her extraordinary, creative, and tireless service to the UNC Department of Psychiatry. Additionally, Dr. Richards was recognized by the third year Psychiatry residents and the Residency Education Program for her outstanding contribution to residency education.