Jennifer L. Huggins, MD

Fellowship Program Director, Division of Rheumatology

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-803-0649


Dr. Huggins is board certified in pediatrics, internal medicine, allergy/immunology, pediatric and adult rheumatology. She was a primary care provider for internal medicine/pediatrics for 12 years before entering fellowship training for allergy/immunology/rheumatology. As a result of her primary care experience she is aware of the importance and complexities of vaccine administration. In addition to her responsibilities as the Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship program director, she cares for a significant number of patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) as well as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in the division. Her current caseload includes over 70% of the SLE patients at Cincinnati Children’s. Dr. Huggins has already begun a pilot quality improvement project on improving the administration of appropriate pneumococcal vaccination in our SLE patients. This project builds logically on her previous primary care experience and current clinical work, and commitment to improving vaccination protection for immunocompromised patients.

MD: University of Kansas Medical School, Kansas City, KS.

Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, 1986.

Fellowship: Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology, University of Rochester School of Medicine, 2005.

Fellowship: Pediatric Rheumatology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2007.