Kimberly Henderson, Adjunct Faculty

Kimberly Henderson, PhD, is an Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton where she specializes in the areas of health, health disparities and strategic communications. Prior to joining Booz Allen Hamilton, she was the Health Program Director in the Office of Policy and Planning at the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine and a Research Associate in the Division of Cardiology. She conducted health disparities research studies that focused on using Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR), communication and health promotion strategies and improving the quality of health of minority and underserved populations throughout the state of Maryland. She also served as the program manager and Co-Investigator for grants that totaled over $5 million at the university.

Dr. Henderson received her B.A. in Mass Communications from Dillard University, M.A. in Journalism from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and Ph.D. in Mass Communications with a Health Communication focus from Howard University. Her research interests include understanding the role of media in a person’s health decisions, using forms of media to assist in behavior change and the use of health communication to reduce health disparities.

She teaches Research and Writing Methods and Changing Behavior Through Communication.