Courtney Henderson, MPH, DrPH(c) is a Doctor of Public Health candidate in the School of Public Health at University of California, Berkeley and a Bixby Doctoral Fellow. She received her undergraduate degree at Cornell University in 2004 and her Master of Public Health degree at Brown University in 2009.
She has held administrative positions in academia and development positions in the non-profit sector, and has worked on both domestic and international programs. Prior to coming to UC Berkeley, she worked at Brown University as the Administrative Director of the Rhode Island Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences, where she was engaged in the design and implementation of clinical research initiatives across multiple institutions, and oversaw the preparation and execution of a $20 million Clinical and Translational Sciences Award proposal to the National Institutes of Health.
Her prior research focused on health disparities in breast and cervical cancer screening, and barriers to HPV vaccination among incarcerated populations. Currently, her research interests include access to health services and technologies in developing countries, reproductive health, evaluation research, qualitative methods, and public health ethics. Her dissertation focuses on identifying barriers to contraceptive services and technologies among rural, economically marginalized women living in Northern India.