David Henderson, MD
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Psychiatry
General Psychiatry

MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School

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

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2014 National Alliance on Mental Illness: Exemplary Psychiatrist Award
2013 MGH Department of Psychiatry: Excellence in Research Mentoring
2012 Partners Healthcare, Inc.: Partners in Excellence Award
2012 MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program: Psychopharmacology Supervisor Award
2011 Partners Healthcare, Inc.: Partners in Excellence Award
2010 MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program: Psychopharmacology Supervisor Award
2008 Black Enterprise: America’s Leading Doctors
2008 Brockton High School Alumni Association: Distinguished Alumnus Award
2007 Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program: Psychopharmacology Supervisor Award
2007 American Psychiatric Association: Distinguished Fellow
2007 American Psychiatric Association: Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Award
2005 Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services: Department of Mental Health Distinguished Service Award for Research
2004 Massachusetts Psychiatric Society: Outstanding Psychiatry Award for Clinical Psychiatry
1998 Massachusetts General Hospital, Psychiatry Residency Training Program: Outstanding Teacher Award
1996 Massachusetts General Hospital, Psychiatry Residency Training Program: Honorable Mention, Teacher of the Year Award
1995 Massachusetts General Hospital, Psychiatry Residency Training Program: Bulfinch Award for Excellence in Teaching
1994 YMCA: Black Achievers Award of Greater Boston
1992 National Medical Association (Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Section): Ernest Y. Williams, M.D. Clinical Scholars of Distinction Award
1984 Tufts University: McCune Smith Natural Science Award
1984 Tufts University: Student Affairs Community Award for Outstanding Contribution to Community Life

Health Economics and Health Services Research Planning and Support
05/01/2016 - 08/31/2021 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

T32 Boston University Medical Campus- Massachusetts General Hospital Global Psychiatric Clinical…
07/01/2018 - 06/30/2023 (PI)

Machine Learning Development and Validation of an electronic health record prediction tool for…
02/05/2019 - 11/30/2022 (PI)
Mass General Hosp NIH-NIMH

Boehringer: Phase II randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the efficacy,…
11/07/2017 - 11/07/2020 (PI)
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Psychiatric Residency and Psychology Internship
07/01/2003 - 06/30/2020 (PI)

05/19/2017 - 05/19/2020 (PI)
Roche TCRC, Inc.

Bars-Lai: A Randomized, Multi-site, Parallel-group, Rater-blind Study Comparing Response with..
03/01/2016 - 03/06/2019 (PI)
Montana State University


Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2019 Boston University Medical Campus-Massachusetts General Hospital Global Psychiatric Clinical Research Training Program 5T32MH116140-02
2018 Boston University Medical Campus-Massachusetts General Hospital Global Psychiatric Clinical Research Training Program 1T32MH116140-01
2016 The MGH Global Psychiatric Clinical Research Training Program 4T32MH093310-05 50
2015 The MGH Global Psychiatric Clinical Research Training Program 5T32MH093310-04 50
2014 The MGH Global Psychiatric Clinical Research Training Program 5T32MH093310-03 50
2013 The MGH Global Psychiatric Clinical Research Training Program 5T32MH093310-02 50
2012 The MGH Global Psychiatric Clinical Research Training Program 1T32MH093310-01A1 50
2012 The role of neuronal nitric oxide synthase in a model of peritonitis and sepsis 1ZIACL008047-11 2
2012 A non-injurious assay to study mechanisms of transmission of noxious stimulus 1ZIACL008056-10 4
2012 The effect of aging and sex in nociception 1ZIACL008077-08 3
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  1. 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 Jun 18; 291:113236.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32593853
  2. 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 May; 12(9):789-800.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32496132; DOI: 10.2217/epi-2019-0270;
  3. Brown HE, Feinstein S, Henderson DC. Working With Patients With Impaired Insight. JAMA Psychiatry. 2020 Apr 29.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32347904
  4. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32361406
  5. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32029903; DOI: 10.1038/s41397-020-0158-1;
  6. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31655561
  7. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31630624
  8. 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
  9. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31140863
  10. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31066985
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