Henderson, David, MD

Director, Schizophrenia Clinical and Research Program
Director, Chester M. Pierce, M.D. Division of Global Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Harvard School of Public Health


Dr. David Henderson is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Associate Psychiatrist at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He is the Director of the MGH Schizophrenia Diabetes and Weight Reduction Research and Associate Director of the MGH Schizophrenia Program. He serves also as the Medical Director for the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma at MGH and the Associate Director of the MGH International Division in Psychiatry.

Dr. Henderson's main research interests focus on psychopharmacological and antipsychotic agents in the treatment of schizophrenia, impacts of antipsychotic agents on metabolic anomalies, glucose metabolism, and weight, and ethnic and cultural impacts on psychiatry. He also studies the impact of trauma in areas of mass violence and develops programs to assist vulnerable populations which include projects in Rwanda, Cambodia, East Timor, Bosnia, Peru, New Orleans, and New York City. Dr. Henderson has published in journals such as the Archives of General Psychiatry, American Journal of Psychiatry, British Journal of Psychiatry and Biological Psychiatry. He has lectured extensively throughout the United States and internationally on schizophrenia, treatment-resistant schizophrenia, metabolic disorders and schizophrenia, psychopharmacology, ethnopsychopharmacology, trauma, and cultural psychiatry.