DFCR spokesperson Dr. Hugh Blumenfeld speaks to the Connecticut General Assembly Judiciary Committee Hearing on February 26, 2021 in favor of legalizing cannabis.
Hugh Blumenfeld, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Director of Behavioral Medicine at UConn’s Family Medicine Residency Program. He has worked as a family physician in Hartford, CT since 2010. He maintains a full scope of practice that includes both outpatient primary care and hospitalist care, with privileges in prenatal care and obstetrics. He also serves as Medical Director for a non-profit hospice care company. Dr. Blumenfeld completed his medical training at University of Connecticut and afterward joined the faculty. His areas of academic interest include behavioral medicine, bioethics and evidence-based medicine. Before embarking on a career in medicine, Dr. Blumenfeld was a professor of English, having earned a PhD in Poetics at New York University with prior degrees from University of Chicago and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.