Neil Henderson, Ph.D. to lead MDT

Henderson, NeilNeil Henderson, Ph.D. joined the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus as the Medical Discovery Team Health Equality and Rural Health Access (MDT) leader on September 1, 2016. While leading the MDT, Dr. Henderson will also be a professor in the Department of Biobehavioral Health and Populations Sciences.

A member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Dr. Henderson has a background in medical anthrophony. In his previous position at the University of Oklahoma, he led the American Indian Diabetes Prevention Center funded by the National Institutes of Health. Regarding his decision to come to the University, Dr. Henderson says, “The UMN has an enormous amount of depth in its research capacity, both in terms of equipment and expertise. I believe some real progress can be made here very rapidly.”