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 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 Jun 04. PMID: 32496132.

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  • Published on 4/29/2020

    Brown HE, Feinstein S, Henderson DC. Working With Patients With Impaired Insight. JAMA Psychiatry. 2020 Apr 29. PMID: 32347904.

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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 Aug; 164:106344. PMID: 32361406.

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  • Published on 2/7/2020

    Lin Y, Kranzler HR, Farrer LA, Xu H, Henderson DC, Zhang H. An analysis of the effect of mu-opioid receptor gene (OPRM1) promoter region DNA methylation on the response of naltrexone treatment of alcohol dependence. Pharmacogenomics J. 2020 Feb 07. PMID: 32029903.

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  • Published on 10/26/2019

    Hailemariam M, Ghebrehiwet S, Baul T, Restivo JL, Shibre T, Henderson DC, Girma E, Fekadu A, Teferra S, Hanlon C, Johnson JE, Borba CPC. "He can send her to her parents": The interaction between marriageability, gender and serious mental illness in rural Ethiopia. BMC Psychiatry. 2019 10 26; 19(1):315. PMID: 31655561.

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  • Published on 10/20/2019

    Ghebrehiwet S, Baul T, Restivo JL, Kelkile TS, Stevenson A, Gelaye B, Fekadu A, Hailemariam M, Girma E, Teferra S, Canelos V, Henderson DC, Borba CPC. Gender-specific experiences of serious mental illness in rural Ethiopia: A qualitative study. Glob Public Health. 2020 02; 15(2):185-199. PMID: 31630624.

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  • 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 10 01; 70(10):927-934. 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 05; 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 09; 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 Jan-Dec; 33(sup1):40-57. PMID: 30950749.

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