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David C. Henderson, MD, currently serves as Psychiatrist-in-Chief at Boston Medical Center and Professor and Chair of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. Presently, he also serves as Co-Director of the NIMH T32 Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM)/Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Global Mental Health Clinical Research Fellowship. Dr. Henderson has worked internationally for the past 25 years in resource-limited settings, and areas impacted by mass violence, disasters and complex emergencies. He 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.

  • Education

    BS in Biology, Tufts University
    MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • Residencies

    Residency, Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Clinical Fellow, Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School 
    Research Fellow, MGH Schizophrenia Clinical and Research Program, Freedom Trail Clinic
    Chief Resident, Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

  • Board Certifications

    Massachusetts Medical License
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: Certification in Psychiatry

  • Special Interests

    Global mental health capacity building 

  • Research

    Schizophrenia, global psychiatry; health equity

  • Location

    850 Harrison Ave
    9th Floor
    Dowling Building
    Boston, MA 02118

My Affiliations

Boston University

Boston University is a leading private research institution with two primary campuses in the heart of Boston and programs around the world.

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