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
- Chair, Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine
- Assistant Dean, Diversity & Inclusion, Boston University School of Medicine
- University of Massachusetts Medical School, MD
- Tufts University, BS
- Published on 10/29/2021
Chemali Z, Henderson DC, Fricchione G. Developing a Dual Residency Program in Psychiatry and Neurology in an Area of Regional Conflict: The University of Hargeisa-Harvard Medical School-Boston University Experience. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2021 Oct 29; appineuropsych21010003. PMID: 34711068.
- Published on 10/2/2021
Lim Y, Beane-Ebel JE, Tanaka Y, Ning B, Husted CR, Henderson DC, Xiang Y, Park IH, Farrer LA, Zhang H. Exploration of alcohol use disorder-associated brain miRNA-mRNA regulatory networks. Transl Psychiatry. 2021 10 02; 11(1):504. PMID: 34601489.
- Published on 8/19/2021
Hook K, Ametaj A, Cheng Y, Serba EG, Henderson DC, Hanlon C, Ng LC. Psychotherapy in a resource-constrained setting: Understanding context for adapting and integrating a brief psychological intervention into primary care. Psychotherapy (Chic). 2021 Aug 19. PMID: 34410763.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. 2021 11; 143:543-549. PMID: 33243459.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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