David C. Henderson, MD

Professor, Psychiatry

David Henderson
(617) 414-1982
720 Harrison Ave

Biography

Dr. David Henderson is a leader in the fields of schizophrenia, medical co-morbidity, and global psychiatry. He directs the Chester Pierce Division of Global Psychiatry and the MGH Schizophrenia Clinical and Research Program (SCRP) and is principal investigator and director of the MGH Global Mental Health Clinical Research Fellowship.

His research interests include treatment-resistant schizophrenia, the use of psychopharmacological and antipsychotic agents in the treatment of schizophrenia, and the impact of antipsychotic agents on weight, cardiovascular disease, and lipid and glucose metabolism. Dr. Henderson noticed a high rate of diabetes mellitus (DM) in his clozapine-treated patients. As a result, he developed procedures for screening and early detection of diabetes in this population. Dr. Henderson focused on metabolic effects of atypical antipsychotic agents, the role of serotonin receptors, and augmentation strategies to reduce or reverse metabolic disturbances.

As Director of the SCRP, Dr. Henderson directs a leading center for the study and treatment of schizophrenia worldwide. SCRP combines clinical care, training, and clinical and neuroimaging research, with programs designed to improve long-term health and quality of life of seriously mentally ill patients though a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach with community agencies. ]SCRP has more than 20 studies and clinical trials and has trained numerous clinical researchers, fellows and residents who have pursued successful careers in academic medicine. SCRP consults in diabetes and weight management (Dr. Henderson’s current research area), psychosocial therapy, first-episode psychosis, smoking cessation and other psychosis-related issues.

Other Positions

  • Chair, Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Assistant Dean, Diversity & Multicultural Affairs, Boston University School of Medicine

Education

  • University of Massachusetts Medical School, MD
  • Tufts University, BS

Publications

  • Published on 10/6/2017

    Mehralizade A, Schor S, Coleman CM, Oppenheim CE, Denckla CA, Borba CP, Henderson DC, Wolff J, Crane S, Nettles-Gomez P, Pal A, Milanovic S. Mobile Health Apps in OB-GYN-Embedded Psychiatric Care: Commentary. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2017 Oct 06; 5(10):e152. PMID: 28986335.

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  • Published on 9/13/2017

    Levey EJ, Gelaye B, Koenen K, Zhong QY, Basu A, Rondon MB, Sanchez S, Henderson DC, Williams MA. Trauma exposure and post-traumatic stress disorder in a cohort of pregnant Peruvian women. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2017 Sep 13. PMID: 28905129.

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  • Published on 9/11/2017

    Denckla CA, Mancini AD, Consedine NS, Milanovic SM, Basu A, Seedat S, Spies G, Henderson DC, Bonanno GA, Koenen KC. Distinguishing postpartum and antepartum depressive trajectories in a large population-based cohort: the impact of exposure to adversity and offspring gender. Psychol Med. 2017 Sep 11; 1-11. PMID: 28889814.

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  • Published on 9/8/2017

    Pino EC, Damus K, Jack B, Henderson D, Milanovic S, Kalesan B. Adolescent socioeconomic status and depressive symptoms in later life: Evidence from structural equation models. J Affect Disord. 2018 Jan 01; 225:702-708. PMID: 28917197.

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  • Published on 8/29/2017

    Fan X, Song X, Zhao M, Jarskog LF, Natarajan R, Shukair N, Freudenreich O, Henderson DC, Goff DC. The effect of adjunctive telmisartan treatment on psychopathology and cognition in patients with schizophrenia. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2017 11; 136(5):465-472. PMID: 28851055.

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  • Published on 8/15/2017

    Gelaye B, Zhong QY, Basu A, Levey EJ, Rondon MB, Sanchez S, Koenen KC, Henderson DC, Williams MA. Trauma and traumatic stress in a sample of pregnant women. Psychiatry Res. 2017 Nov; 257:506-513. PMID: 28843870.

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  • Published on 8/1/2017

    Musyimi CW, Mutiso VN, Ndetei DM, Unanue I, Desai D, Patel SG, Musau AM, Henderson DC, Nandoya ES, Bunders J. Mental health treatment in Kenya: task-sharing challenges and opportunities among informal health providers. Int J Ment Health Syst. 2017; 11:45. PMID: 28775764.

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  • Published on 6/8/2017

    Welch LC, Trudeau JJ, Silverstein SM, Sand M, Henderson DC, Rosen RC. Initial development of a patient-reported outcome measure of experience with cognitive impairment associated with schizophrenia. Patient Relat Outcome Meas. 2017; 8:71-81. PMID: 28652836.

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  • Published on 5/12/2017

    Chemali Z, Borba CPC, Johnson K, Hock RS, Parnarouskis L, Henderson DC, Fricchione GL. Humanitarian space and well-being: effectiveness of training on a psychosocial intervention for host community-refugee interaction. Med Confl Surviv. 2017 Jun; 33(2):141-161. PMID: 28497699.

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  • Published on 5/8/2017

    Musyimi CW, Mutiso VN, Nayak SS, Ndetei DM, Henderson DC, Bunders J. Quality of life of depressed and suicidal patients seeking services from traditional and faith healers in rural Kenya. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2017 May 08; 15(1):95. PMID: 28482849.

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