Wendy Henderson, PhD, MSN, CRNP

Henderson, Wendy A 2017 120xWendy A. Henderson, PhD is the Chief of the Digestive Disorders Unit within NINR’s Division of Intramural Research. Her interest in symptomatology in patients with gastrointestinal and liver disorders stems from her clinical and research experience at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pediatric Gastroenterology Department. She has completed a Patient Safety Fellowship, through the Jewish Healthcare Foundation. In 2007, Dr. Henderson obtained her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh, where she was also a Clinical and Translational Science Institute Fellow. The same year, she joined the Intramural Program of NIH as a Staff Scientist. After completing two years of postdoctoral training at NIH, Dr. Henderson was appointed as an Assistant Clinical Investigator in 2009 and then joined the NINR tenure-track faculty in the NIH Division of Intramural Research in 2011.
As a primary investigator on multiple studies at the NIH, Dr. Henderson is currently focused on Brain-Gut Microbiota Axis and chronic effects of stress on intestinal health across the lifespan.
Dr. Henderson is an inventor on two patents and two additional licensed technologies. She serves as a member of the Women Scientist Advisors Committee and on the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act (BPCA) and as a pediatric gastrointestinal clinical consultant at the NIH Clinical Research Center. Among other awards, Dr. Henderson has received NINR Director’s Awards for Innovation and Leadership.