David C. Henderson, MD

Professor, Psychiatry

David Henderson
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 5/28/2021

    Hook K, Carroll HA, Louis EF, Prom MC, Stanton AM, Bogdanov S, Chiliza B, Freier LF, Rukundo GZ, Ghebrehiwet S, Borba CPC, Fricchione GL, Henderson DC. Global mental health: the role of collaboration during the COVID-19 pandemic. Glob Ment Health (Camb). 2021; 8:e20. PMID: 34192003.

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  • Published on 2/23/2021

    Bell Lynum KS, Henderson DC, Wright HJ, Gogate JP, Kim E. Treatment Effect With Paliperidone Palmitate Compared With Oral Antipsychotics in Black/African American Patients With Schizophrenia and a History of Criminal Justice System Involvement: A Post Hoc Analysis of the PRIDE Study. J Clin Psychiatry. 2021 02 23; 82(2). PMID: 33988924.

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  • Published on 2/1/2021

    Ogundare T, Onifade PO, Ogundapo ', Ghebrehiwet S, Borba CPC, Henderson DC. Relationship between quality of life and social integration among patients with schizophrenia attending a Nigerian tertiary hospital. Qual Life Res. 2021 Jun; 30(6):1665-1674. PMID: 33523402.

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  • Published on 11/17/2020

    Moazzam M, Yim T, Kumaresan V, Henderson DC, Farrer LA, Zhang H. Analysis of telomere length variation and Shelterin complex subunit gene expression changes in ethanol-exposed human embryonic stem cells. J Psychiatr Res. 2020 Nov 17. PMID: 33243459.

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  • Published on 10/26/2020

    Hook K, Ando K, Ghebrehiwet S, Harris B, Ojediran B, Syeda H, Henderson D, Borba C. Current state of the literature on mental health in Liberia: A systematic review. S Afr J Psychiatr. 2020; 26:1502. PMID: 33240551.

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  • Published on 9/12/2020

    Mylonas D, Baran B, Demanuele C, Cox R, Vuper TC, Seicol BJ, Fowler RA, Correll D, Parr E, Callahan CE, Morgan A, Henderson D, Vangel M, Stickgold R, Manoach DS. The effects of eszopiclone on sleep spindles and memory consolidation in schizophrenia: a randomized clinical trial. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2020 12; 45(13):2189-2197. PMID: 32919407.

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  • Published on 7/1/2020

    Brown HE, Feinstein S, Henderson DC. Working With Patients With Impaired Insight. JAMA Psychiatry. 2020 07 01; 77(7):766-767. PMID: 32347904.

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  • Published on 6/18/2020

    Carroll HA, Hook K, Perez OFR, Denckla C, Vince CC, Ghebrehiwet S, Ando K, Touma M, Borba CPC, Fricchione GL, Henderson DC. Establishing reliability and validity for mental health screening instruments in resource-constrained settings: Systematic review of the PHQ-9 and key recommendations. Psychiatry Res. 2020 09; 291:113236. PMID: 32593853.

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  • Published on 6/4/2020

    Lin H, Wang F, Rosato AJ, Farrer LA, Henderson DC, Zhang H. Prefrontal cortex eQTLs/mQTLs enriched in genetic variants associated with alcohol use disorder and other diseases. Epigenomics. 2020 05; 12(9):789-800. PMID: 32496132.

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  • Published on 4/25/2020

    Ogundare T, Adebowale TO, Borba CPC, Henderson DC. Correlates of depression and quality of life among patients with epilepsy in Nigeria. Epilepsy Res. 2020 08; 164:106344. PMID: 32361406.

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