David Henderson, MD
Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Psychiatry
General Psychiatry

MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School
BS, Tufts University



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 Chobanian and Avedisian 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
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Psychiatry


Assistant Dean
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Diversity & Inclusion




Health Economics and Health Services Research Planning and Support
05/01/2016 - 08/31/2021 (Multi-PI)
PI: David Henderson, MD
VA Boston Healthcare System


Epidemiological and socio-cultural landscape of schizophrenia in rural Ethiopia
02/01/2016 - 01/31/2020 (Key Person / Mentor)
PI: Christina Borba, PhD
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
5K01MH100428-05

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Intervention for People with Severe Mental Illness in Low- and Middle-Income Country Primary Care Settings
09/01/2016 - 10/31/2019 (Key Person / Mentor)
PI: Lauren Ng, PhD
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
5K23MH110601-04


T32 Boston University Medical Campus- Massachusetts General Hospital Global Psychiatric Clinical Research Training Program
07/01/2018 - 06/30/2024 (PI)
National Institute of Mental Health/NIH/DHHS

Machine Learning Development and Validation of an electronic health record prediction tool for…
02/05/2019 - 11/30/2023 (PI)
The General Hospital Corporation / MGH National Institute o

Psychiatric Residency and Psychology Internship
07/01/2014 - 06/30/2022 (PI)
DMH

Psychiatric Residency and Psychology Internship/Fellowship Training
07/01/2003 - 06/30/2022 (Multi-PI)
PI: David Henderson, MD
DMH

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

ROCHE: A PHASE IIb, MULTICENTER, RANDOMIZED, DOUBLE-BLIND, PARALLEL GROUP, PLACEBO-CONTROLLED
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


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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2022 Boston University Medical Campus-Massachusetts General Hospital Global Psychiatric Clinical Research Training Program 5T32MH116140-05
2021 Boston University Medical Campus-Massachusetts General Hospital Global Psychiatric Clinical Research Training Program 5T32MH116140-04
2020 Boston University Medical Campus-Massachusetts General Hospital Global Psychiatric Clinical Research Training Program 5T32MH116140-03
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
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  1. Deo AJ, Castro VM, Baker A, Carroll D, Gonzalez-Heydrich J, Henderson DC, Holt DJ, Hook K, Karmacharya R, Roffman JL, Madsen EM, Song E, Adams WG, Camacho L, Gasman S, Gibbs JS, Fortgang RG, Kennedy CJ, Lozinski G, Perez DC, Wilson M, Reis BY, Smoller JW. Validation of an ICD-code-based case definition for psychotic illness across three health systems. medRxiv. 2024 Feb 29.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38464074; PMCID: PMC10925367; DOI: 10.1101/2024.02.28.24303443;
     
  2. Lawal SA, Adedeji IA, Ogunniyi A, Henderson D. Social domains of poor mental health: A qualitative pilot study of community stakeholders' understanding and demarcation of mental illness and its interpretations in rural Nigeria. Health Sci Rep. 2024 Feb; 7(2):e1922. PMID: 38420202; PMCID: PMC10899201; DOI: 10.1002/hsr2.1922;
     
  3. Sharma M, Backman A, Vesga-Lopez O, Zayas L, Harris B, Henderson DC, Koenen KC, Williams DR, Borba CPC. Trauma, risk, and resilience: A qualitative study of mental health in post-conflict Liberia. Transcult Psychiatry. 2023 Sep 20; 13634615231191992.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37731360
     
  4. Ghebrehiwet S, Ogundare T, Owusu M, Harris BL, Ojediran B, Touma M, Durham MP, Hook K, Borba CPC, Henderson DC. Building a postgraduate psychiatry training program in Liberia through cross-country collaborations: initiation stages, challenges, and opportunities. Front Public Health. 2023; 11:1020723.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37727607; PMCID: PMC10505824; DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2023.1020723;
     
  5. O'Connor RC, Worthman CM, Abanga M, Athanassopoulou N, Boyce N, Chan LF, Christensen H, Das-Munshi J, Downs J, Koenen KC, Moutier CY, Templeton P, Batterham P, Brakspear K, Frank RG, Gilbody S, Gureje O, Henderson D, John A, Kabagambe W, Khan M, Kessler D, Kirtley OJ, Kline S, Kohrt B, Lincoln AK, Lund C, Mendenhall E, Miranda R, Mondelli V, Niederkrotenthaler T, Osborn D, Pirkis J, Pisani AR, Prawira B, Rachidi H, Seedat S, Siskind D, Vijayakumar L, Yip PSF. Gone Too Soon: priorities for action to prevent premature mortality associated with mental illness and mental distress. Lancet Psychiatry. 2023 Jun; 10(6):452-464.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37182526
     
  6. Oblath R, Herrera CN, Were LPO, Syeda HS, Duncan A, Ferguson T, Kalesan B, Perez DC, Taglieri J, Borba CPC, Henderson DC. Long-Term Trends in Psychiatric Emergency Services Delivered by the Boston Emergency Services Team. Community Ment Health J. 2023 Feb; 59(2):370-380.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36001197; PMCID: PMC9399566; DOI: 10.1007/s10597-022-01015-8;
     
  7. Korte KJ, Hook K, Levey EJ, Cooper-Vince CE, Denckla CA, Ghebrehiwet S, Hock RS, Harris BL, Menyongai J, Baul TD, Borba CPC, Fricchione GL, Henderson DC. A Global-Local Paradigm for Mental Health: A Model and Implications for Addressing Disparities Through Training and Research. Acad Psychiatry. 2023 Apr; 47(2):196-200.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35941340; PMCID: PMC9360676; DOI: 10.1007/s40596-022-01695-0;
     
  8. Curren LC, Borba CPC, Henderson DC, Tompson MC. "Making Room": A Thematic Analysis Study of the Process of Postpartum Maternal Adjustment. Matern Child Health J. 2022 May; 26(5):1142-1152.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35298743
     
  9. Levey EJ, Harris BL, Laird LD, Kekulah I, Borba CPC, Henderson DC, Becker AE. Orphans in post-conflict Liberia: Seeking care in fractured communities. Transcult Psychiatry. 2022 Jun; 59(3):235-248.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35021921; PMCID: PMC9250424; DOI: 10.1177/13634615211066696;
     
  10. Ng LC, Solomon JS, Ameresekere M, Bass J, Henderson DC, Chakravarty S. Development of the South Sudan Mental Health Assessment Scale. Transcult Psychiatry. 2022 Jun; 59(3):274-291.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34898333; PMCID: PMC9575559; DOI: 10.1177/13634615211059711;
     
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Bar chart showing 184 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 20 publications in 2017

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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
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