David D. Henderson, M.D.Associate Professor of Family Medicine
Interim Chair, Department of Family Medicine
Associate Dean, Multicultural and Community Affairs
Dr. Henderson is an associate professor, interim chair for the Department of Family Medicine, and associate dean for Multicultural and Community Affairs. Prior to joining the faculty he worked for a year as a physician volunteer in a rural hospital in Sierra Leone, West Africa. He also worked part time as a physician volunteer at Charter Oak Terrace Community Health Center in Hartford for two years.
He was instrumental in the development of a community health center in Norwich, Connecticut and was the center’s only full-time physician in its first three years. While chairman of the Family Medicine Department at Backus Hospital he assisted in the development of a series of hospital run, community based primary care sites and served as the primary care director.
Since joining the faculty full time in 2003, Dr. Henderson has continued to pursue his interest in community involvement and service. He has been a physician advisor to the Community Advisory Team of Sister Talk Hartford, a community based research project involving a consortium of 12 churches in Hartford investigating health promotion strategies in the African American community. He has served as co-PI of a Title VII funded HRSA grant one of the goals of which is to increase the number of graduating students choosing training and practice opportunities in medically underserved communities. He has also worked closely with the Health Career Opportunity Programs (HCOP) participating in enrichment programs with elementary and high school students in the Hartford school system as well as working with post-baccalaureate students here at UConn Health. In addition to a traditional medical practice, Dr. Henderson is also trained in medical acupuncture which he uses in direct patient care and teaching.