J. Neil Henderson, PhD
Hub Leadership Team member—University of Minnesota Duluth
Dr. J. Neil Henderson is Executive Director of the Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team on Health Disparities at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus, and is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and BioBehavioral Health. He is Oklahoma Choctaw. Dr. Henderson's research areas focus on 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 conducted bio-cultural research on Alzheimer's disease in American Indian tribes, developed Alzheimer's support groups in African-American and Spanish-speaking populations, and conducted geriatric health care education for American Indian providers across the United States. The themes of this research are the prevention of disease, reduction of health disparities, and the building of healthier lives among the youth, adults, and elders in culturally diverse populations.