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 - 04/30/2020 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

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

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

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

Psychiatric Residency and Psychology Internship
07/01/2003 - 06/30/2019 (PI)

Bars-Lai: A Randomized, Multi-site, Parallel-group, Rater-blind Study Comparing Response with..
03/01/2016 - 03/31/2019 (PI)
Montana State University

Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
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 32
2015 The MGH Global Psychiatric Clinical Research Training Program 5T32MH093310-04 32
2014 The MGH Global Psychiatric Clinical Research Training Program 5T32MH093310-03 32
2013 The MGH Global Psychiatric Clinical Research Training Program 5T32MH093310-02 32
2012 The MGH Global Psychiatric Clinical Research Training Program 1T32MH093310-01A1 32
2012 The role of neuronal nitric oxide synthase in a model of peritonitis and sepsis 1ZIACL008047-11 1
2012 A non-injurious assay to study mechanisms of transmission of noxious stimulus 1ZIACL008056-10 1
2012 The effect of aging and sex in nociception 1ZIACL008077-08 2
2012 The role of neuronal nitric oxide on current vocalization thresholds 1ZIACL008078-08 3
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  1. 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 Feb 12. PMID: 30747254.
  2. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30507809.
  3. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30579180.
  4. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30076558.
  5. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30470578.
  6. Pino EC, Zuo Y, Borba CPC, Henderson DC, Kalesan B. Clinical depression and anxiety among ST-elevation myocardial infarction hospitalizations: Results from Nationwide Inpatient Sample 2004-2013. Psychiatry Res. 2018 08; 266:291-300.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29615266.
  7. Petruzzi LJ, Pullen SJ, Lange BCL, Parnarouskis L, Dominguez S, Harris B, Quiterio N, Lekpeh G, Manobah B, Henderson DC, Borba CPC. Contributing Risk Factors for Substance Use Among Youth in Postconflict Liberia. Qual Health Res. 2018 10; 28(12):1827-1838.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29542398.
  8. Chouinard VA, Henderson DC, Dalla Man C, Valeri L, Gray BE, Ryan KP, Cypess AM, Cobelli C, Cohen BM, Öngür D. Impaired insulin signaling in unaffected siblings and patients with first-episode psychosis. Mol Psychiatry. 2018 Mar 09. PMID: 29523870.
  9. Jackson JW, Fulchino L, Rogers J, Mogun H, Polinski J, Henderson DC, Schneeweiss S, Fischer MA. "Impact of drug-reimbursement policies on prescribing: A case-study of a newly marketed long-acting injectable antipsychotic among relapsed schizophrenia patients". Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2018 Jan; 27(1):95-104. PMID: 29168261.
  10. Nemani KL, Greene MC, Ulloa M, Vincenzi B, Copeland PM, Al-Khadari S, Henderson DC. Clozapine, Diabetes Mellitus, Cardiovascular Risk and Mortality: Results of a 21-Year Naturalistic Study in Patients with Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder. Clin Schizophr Relat Psychoses. 2019; 12(4):168-176. PMID: 29164928.
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