David C. Henderson, MD

Professor, Psychiatry

David Henderson
617.638.8141
720 Harrison Ave

Biography

David C. Henderson, MD, currently serves as Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Division of Psychiatry, at Boston Medical Center and Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Henderson previously served as Director of The Chester M. Pierce, MD Division of Global Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Director of the MGH Schizophrenia Clinical and Research Program, and Medical Director of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma. Dr. Henderson serves as Co-Director of the NIMH T32 MGH-BUSM Global Mental Health Clinical Research Fellowship. He has worked internationally for the past 21 years in resource-limited settings, and areas impacted by mass violence, disasters and complex emergencies. Dr. Henderson has conducted research and training programs in Bosnia, Cambodia, East Timor, Ethiopia, Haiti, Liberia, New Orleans, New York City, Rwanda and Peru, South Africa, and Somaliland among other places. His work has consisted of field studies, needs assessments, mental health policy development and strategic planning, quantitative and qualitative surveys, mental health capacity building programs for specialized and primary health professionals, and skill-transfer program evaluation. In the United States, he has conducted more than 30 randomized clinical trials in severely mentally ill populations. Dr. Henderson has also directed a schizophrenia research training fellowship, and mentored trainees and junior faculty who have progressed to K awards and secured other independent funding. He actively mentors 10 psychiatry residents and 4 postdoctoral fellows on data-driven international research projects

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 7/30/2019

    Irwin KE, Steffens EB, Yoon Y, Flores EJ, Knight HP, Pirl WF, Freudenreich O, Henderson DC, Park ER. Lung Cancer Screening Eligibility, Risk Perceptions, and Clinician Delivery of Tobacco Cessation Among Patients With Schizophrenia. Psychiatr Serv. 2019 Jul 30; appips201900044. PMID: 31357921.

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  • Published on 5/29/2019

    Rosato AJ, Chen X, Tanaka Y, Farrer LA, Kranzler HR, Nunez YZ, Henderson DC, Gelernter J, Zhang H. Salivary microRNAs identified by small RNA sequencing and machine learning as potential biomarkers of alcohol dependence. Epigenomics. 2019 May; 11(7):739-749. PMID: 31140863.

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  • Published on 5/8/2019

    Montalvo C, Stankiewicz B, Brochier A, Henderson DC, Borba CPC. Long-Term Retention in an Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic With Buprenorphine. Am J Addict. 2019 Sep; 28(5):339-346. PMID: 31066985.

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  • Published on 4/5/2019

    Denckla CA, Spies G, Heaton R, Vasterling J, Franklin D, Korte KJ, Colgan C, Henderson DC, Koenen KC, Seedat S. Generalizability of demographically corrected Zambian neuropsychological norms to South African women. Clin Neuropsychol. 2019 Apr 05; 1-18. PMID: 30950749.

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  • Published on 2/12/2019

    Fan X, Copeland P, Nawras S, Harrington A, Freudenreich O, Goff DC, Henderson DC. Adjunctive telmisartan treatment on body metabolism in clozapine or olanzapine treated patients with schizophrenia: a randomized, double blind, placebo controlled trial. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2019 Jun; 236(6):1949-1957. PMID: 30747254.

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  • Published on 1/1/2019

    Oppenheim CE, Axelrod K, Menyongai J, Chukwuezi B, Tam A, Henderson DC, Borba CPC. The HEAAL Project: Applying Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Methodology in a Health and Mental Health Needs Assessment With an African Immigrant and Refugee Faith Community in Lowell, Massachusetts. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2019 Jan/Feb; 25(1):E1-E6. PMID: 30507809.

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  • Published on 12/26/2018

    Herman AR, Pullen SJ, Lange BCL, Christian-Brathwaite N, Ulloa M, Kempeh M, Karnga D, Johnson D, Harris B, Henderson DC, Borba CPC. Closing the Mental Health Treatment Gap through the Collaboration of Traditional and Western Medicine in Liberia. Int J Cult Ment Health. 2018; 11(4):693-704. PMID: 31467591.

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  • Published on 12/15/2018

    Pino EC, Zuo Y, Schor SH, Zatwarnicki S, Henderson DC, Borba CP, Milanovic SM, Kalesan B. Temporal trends of co-diagnosis of depression and/or anxiety among female maternal and non-maternal hospitalizations: Results from Nationwide Inpatient Sample 2004-2013. Psychiatry Res. 2019 02; 272:42-50. PMID: 30579180.

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  • Published on 12/1/2018

    Levey EJ, Laird LD, Becker AE, Harris BL, Lekpeh GG, Oppenheim CE, Henderson DC, Borba CPC. Narratives of Agency and Capability from Two Adolescent Girls in Post-conflict Liberia. Cult Med Psychiatry. 2018 Dec; 42(4):947-979. PMID: 30076558.

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  • Published on 11/13/2018

    Pino EC, Zuo Y, Borba CP, Henderson DC, Kalesan B. Reply to psychiatric disorders' paradoxical protective effect on cardiovascular procedures and mortality. Psychiatry Res. 2018 12; 270:1181-1183. PMID: 30470578.

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