J. Neil Henderson, Ph.D.

J. Neil Henderson, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Dr. Henderson is Oklahoma Choctaw and a medical anthropologist with research areas of dementia and diabetes among American Indian people. Specifically, his work is on dementia and diabetes as an interactive syndrome, biological and cultural influences regarding recognition and treatment of dementia and diabetes, cultural constructions of disease, and community health interventions and education in the context of cultural diversity. He has been the PI on NIH/NIMHD RO1’s on diabetes among American Indian people as well as PI on Alzheimer’s Association funding on dementia among American Indian people.