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David D. Henderson, M.D.

Professor Emeritus
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Academic Office Location:
Medical Student Affairs
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
Phone: 860-679-2113

Dr. Henderson is a Professor Emeritus, and previously the 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.

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Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
UConn Health Board of Directors Faculty Recognition Award,UConn SoM
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Community Health Policy Project BoardCommunity ServiceBoard MemberExternalState2013
Member, Basic Health Plan Work GroupAdvisory CommitteeMemberExternalState20122013
Co-chair of Workforce Taskforce of the SustiNet HealthCare Reform PlanAdvisory CommitteeExternalState20092010

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Erythroderma
    The Color Atlas of Family Medicine 2008 Jan;
  • Pityriasis Rosea
    The Color Atlas of Family Medicine 2008 Jan;
  • Essentials of Family Medicine
    Sloane P, Agresta T, Little D, Henderson D, Anand S. Fatigue and Sleep Disorders 2007 Jan;
  • Hypercoagulable States
    Domino, F (Ed.) Griffith’s 5 Minute Clinical Consult 2007 Jan;
  • Essentials of Family Practice
    Henderson, D, Agresta T. Sickle Cell Disease 2006 Jan;
  • Sickle Cell.
    Essentials of Family Medicine 2006 Jan;
  • Remote Information Access
    Agresta T, Henderson D. Family Medicine Clerkship Guide. 2005 Jan;


  • Racial Politics in the Exam Room, Family Medicine
    2016 Jan;
  • Unplanned Leaves of Absence: Should I Stay or Should I Go? Special Feature: Careers in Medicine
    Katz C, Henderson D, Anand S, Mellman L. Association of American Medical Colleges 2015 Jan;
  • Predoctoral Directors Development Institute
    STFM Messenger 2007 Nov;
  • Information Technology at the Point of Care
    Agresta T, Henderson D Family Medicine Clerkship Guide 2005 Jan;
  • Mullen J, Henderson D. Ethics Talk: Myths of Merit-based Admissions (Podcast) Health Justice and Diversity in Medical School Admissions, AMA Journal of Ethics, Dec. 2021
    Mullen J, Henderson D. AMA Journal of Ethics