David B. Henry, PhD

Professor of Health Policy and Administration

Dr. Henry studies contextual processes that influence individual behavior, child and adolescent development and psychopathology, and prevention. He has published over 100 articles and book chapters in these and other areas. He has been the co-investigator or principal investigator on grants funded by private foundations, the National Institutes of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Research Interests

Normative social influence, peer networks, prevention, risk, child and adolescent development, attitudes, psychometrics, research methods and statistics

Recent and Noteworthy Publications

Sterrett EM, Dymnicki AB, Henry D, Byck GR, Bolland J, Mustanski B. Predictors of co-occurring risk behavior trajectories among economically disadvantaged African-American youth: contextual and individual factors. J Adolesc Health. 2014 Apr 19. [Epub ahead of print] [See abstract.]

Fowler PJ, Henry DB, Schoeny M, Gorman-Smith D, Tolan PH. Effects of the SAFE Children preventive intervention on developmental trajectories of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms. Dev Psychopathol. 2014 Apr 8:1-19. [Epub ahead of print] [See abstract.]

Fowler PJ, Henry DB, Schoeny M, Taylor J, Chavira D. Developmental timing of housing mobility: longitudinal effects on externalizing behaviors among at-risk youth. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2014 Feb;53(2):199-208. [See abstract.]

Wakschlag LS, Briggs-Gowan MJ, Choi SW, Nichols SR, Kestler J, Burns JL, Carter AS, Henry D. Advancing a multidimensional, developmental spectrum approach to preschool disruptive behavior. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2014 Jan;53(1):82-96.e3.

Yasui M, Henry DB. Shared understanding as a gateway for treatment engagement: a preliminary study examining the effectiveness of the culturally enhanced video feedback engagement intervention.  J Clin Psychol. 2013 Dec 31. [Epub ahead of print] [See abstract.]

Wisnieski E, Bologeorges S, Johnson T, Henry DB. The geography of citizen crime reporting. Am J Community Psychol. 2013 Sep 19. [Epub ahead of print] [See abstract.]

Henry D; Multisite Violence Prevention Project. The moderating role of developmental microsystems in selective preventive intervention effects on aggression and victimization of aggressive and socially influential students. Prev Sci. 2013 Aug;14(4):390-9. [See abstract.]

Van Meter AR, Henry DB, West AE. What goes up must come down: The burden of bipolar depression in youth. J Affect Disord. 2013 Sep 25;150(3):1048-54. [See abstract.]

Dymnicki AB, Henry DB. Clustering and its applications in community research. In: Jason LA, Glenwick DS, eds. Innovative Methodological Approaches to Community-Based Research: Theory and Application. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. In press.

Fowler PJ, Henry DB, Schoeny M, Landsverk J, Chavira D, Taylor JJ. Inadequate housing among families under investigation for child abuse and neglect: prevalence from a national probability sample. Am J Community Psychol. 2013 Sep;52(1-2):106-14. [See abstract.]

Ahluwalia SC, Levin JR, Lorenz KA, Gordon HS. "There's no cure for this condition": how physicians discuss advance care planning in heart failure. Patient Educ Couns. 2013 May;91(2):200-5. Epub 2013 Jan 29.

Henry DB, Dymnicki A, Kane C, Quintana E, Cartland J, Bromann K, Bhatia S, Wisnieski E. Community monitoring for youth violence surveillance: testing a prediction model. Prev Sci. 2013 Mar 15. [Epub ahead of print] [See abstract.]

Henry DB, Dymnicki AB, Schoeny ME, Meyer AL, Martin NC. Middle school students overestimate normative support for aggression and underestimate normative support for non-violent problem solving strategies. J Appl Soc Psychol. 2013 Feb;43(2):433-445. [See abstract.]

Elsaesser C, Gorman-Smith D, Henry D. The role of the school environment in relational aggression and victimization. J Youth Adolesc. 2013 Feb;42(2):235-49. [See abstract.]

Patka M, Keys CB, Henry DB, McDonald KE. Attitudes of pakistani community members and staff toward people with intellectual disability. Am J Intellect Dev Disabil. 2013 Jan;118(1):32-43. [See abstract.]

Henry D; The Multisite Violence Prevention Project. The moderating role of developmental microsystems in selective preventive intervention effects on aggression and victimization of aggressive and socially-influential students. Prev Sci. 2013 Aug;14(4):390-9. [See abstract.]

Allen J, Fok CC, Henry D, Skewes M, Awakening Team P. Umyuangcaryaraq "reflecting": multidimensional assessment of reflective processes on the consequences of alcohol use among rural Yup'ik Alaska native youth. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2012 Sep;38(5):468-475. [See abstract.]

Henry D, Allen J, Fok CC, Rasmus S, Charles B; People Awakening Team3. Patterns of protective factors in an intervention for the prevention of suicide and alcohol abuse with Yup'ik Alaska native youth. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2012 Sep;38(5):476-82. [See abstract.]

Henry DB, Tolan PH, Gorman-Smith D, Schoeny ME. Risk and direct protective factors for youth violence: results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Multisite Violence Prevention Project. Am J Prev Med. 2012 Aug;43(2 Suppl 1):S67-75. [See abstract.]

Wakschlag LS, Henry DB, Tolan PH, Carter AS, Burns JL, Briggs-Gowan MJ. Putting theory to the test: modeling a multidimensional, developmentally-based approach to preschool disruptive behavior. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2012 Jun;51(6):593-604.e4 [See abstract.]

Alleyne-Green B, Coleman-Cowger VH, Henry DB. Dating violence perpetration and/or victimization and associated sexual risk behaviors among a sample of inner-city African American and Hispanic adolescent females. J Interpers Violence. 2012 May;27(8):1457-73. [See abstract.]

Cappella E, Hamre BK, Kim HY, Henry DB, Frazier SL, Atkins MS, Schoenwald SK. Teacher consultation and coaching within mental health practice: classroom and child effects in urban elementary schools. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2012 Aug;80(4):597-610. [See abstract.]

Henry DB; The Multisite Violence Prevention Project. Mediators of effects of a selective family-focused violence prevention approach for middle school students. Prev Sci. 2012 Feb;13(1):1-14. [See abstract.]

Henry DB, Deptula DP, Schoeny ME. Sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancy: a longitudinal analysis of risk transmission through friends and attitudes. Soc Devel. 2012 Feb;21(1):195-214. [See abstract.]

Schoenwald SK, Chapman JE, Henry DB, Sheidow AJ. Taking effective treatments to scale: organizational effects on outcomes ofmultisystemic therapy for youth with co-occurring substance use. J Child Adolesc Subst Abuse. 2012 Jan;21(1):1-31. Epub 2011 Nov 29.

Dymnicki AB, Antônio T, Henry DB. Levels and growth of specific and general norms for nonviolence among middle school students. J Adolesc. 2011 Oct;34(5):965-76. [See abstract.]

Henry DB, Farrell AD, Schoeny ME, Tolan PH, Dymnicki AB. Influence of school-level variables on aggression and associated attitudes of middle school students. J Sch Psychol. 2011 Oct;49(5):481-503. [See abstract.]

Henry D, Dymnicki A. Grappling with grouping III: social network analysis. Paper presented at: Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association; August 6, 2011; Washington, DC. [See presentation.]

Neal JW, Neal ZP, Atkins MS, Henry DB, Frazier SL. Channels of change: contrasting network mechanisms in the use of interventions. Am J Community Psychol. 2011 Jun;47(3-4):277-86. [See abstract.]

Sripada BN, Henry DB, Jobe TH, Winer JA, Schoeny ME, Gibbons RD. A randomized controlled trial of a feedback method for improving empathic accuracy in psychotherapy. Psychol Psychother-Theory Res Pr. 2011 Jun;84(2):113-127. [See abstract.]

Henry DB, Kobus K, Schoeny ME. Accuracy and bias in adolescents' perceptions of friends' substance use. Psychol Addict Behav. 2011 Mar;25(1):80-9. [See abstract.]

Wakschlag LS, Henry DB, Blair RJ, Dukic V, Burns J, Pickett KE. Unpacking the association: Individual differences in the relation of prenatal exposure to cigarettes and disruptive behavior phenotypes. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2011 Jan-Feb;33(1):145-54. [See abstract.]

Farrell AD, Henry DB, Bettencourt A. Methodological challenges examining subgroup differences: Examples from universal school-based youth violence prevention trials. Prev Sci. 2013 Apr;14(2):121-33. [See abstract.]

Farrell AD, Henry DB, Mays SA, Schoeny ME. Parents as moderators of the impact of school norms and peer influences on aggression in middle school students. Child Dev. 2011 Jan;82(1):146-61. [See abstract.]

Dymnicki AB, Weissberg RP, Henry DB. Understanding how programs work to prevent overt aggressive behaviors: a meta-analysis of mediators of elementary school-based programs. J Sch Violence. 2011;10(4):315-337. [See abstract.]

Dymnicki A, Henry DB. Use of clustering methods to understand more about the case. Methodological Innovations Online. 2011;6(2):6-26. [See abstract.]

Jacobs RH, Pine DS, Schoeny ME, Henry DB, Gollan JK, Moy G, Cook EH, Wakschlag LS.
Maternal depressive history, teen 5HTTLPR genotype, and the processing of
emotional faces: exploring mechanisms of risk. Behav Res Ther. 2011 Jan;49(1):80-4. [See abstract.]

West AE, Celio CI, Henry DB, Pavuluri MN. Child Mania Rating Scale-Parent Version: A valid measure of symptom change due to pharmacotherapy. J Affect Disord. 2011;128:112-119. [See abstract.]

Multisite Violence Prevention Project. Effects of dosage, fidelity, alliance, and satisfaction on targeted parenting outcomes of a selective prevention effort for middle school students. 2010. Manuscript submitted for publication. [See supplemental table.]

Farrell AD, Henry DB, Schoeny ME, Bettencourt A, Tolan PH. Normative beliefs and self-efficacy for nonviolence as moderators of peer, school, and parental risk factors for aggression. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2010;39(6):800-813. [See abstract.]

Kobus K, Henry DB. Interplay of network position and peer substance use in early adolescent cigarette, alcohol, and marijuana use. J Early Adolesc. 2010;30(2):225-245. [See abstract.]

Pavuluri MN, Henry DB, Findling RL, Parnes S, Carbray JA, Mohammed T, Janicak PG, Sweeney JA. Double-blind randomized trial of risperidone versus divalproex in pediatric bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disord. 2010;12(6):593-605. [See abstract.]

Baptiste DR, Kapungu C, Miller S, Crown L, Henry D, Martinez Dda C, et al. Increasing parent involvement in youth HIV prevention: a randomized Caribbean study. AIDS Educ Prev. 2009 Dec;21(6):495-511. [See abstract.]

De Los Reyes A, Henry DB, Tolan PH, Wakschlag LS. Linking informant discrepancies to observed variations in young children's disruptive behavior. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2009;37(5):637-652.

Multisite Violence Prevention Project. The ecological effects of universal and selective violence prevention programs for middle school students: a randomized trial. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2009;77(3):526-542.

Tolan PH, Gorman-Smith D, Henry D, Schoeny M. The benefits of booster interventions: evidence from a family-focused prevention program. Prev Sci. 2009;10(4):287-297.

Brady SS, Gorman-Smith D, Henry DB, Tolan PH. Adaptive coping reduces the impact of community violence exposure on violent behavior among African American and Latino male adolescents. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2008;36(1):105-115.

Henry DB, Pavuluri MN, Youngstrom E, Birmaher B. Accuracy of brief and full forms of the Child Mania Rating Scale. J Clin Psychol. 2008;64(4):368-81.

Multisite Violence Prevention Project. The multisite violence prevention project: impact of a universal school-based violence prevention program on social-cognitive outcomes. Prev Sci. 2008;9(4):231-244.

Henry DB, Schoeny ME, Deptula DP, Slavick JT. Peer selection and socialization effects on adolescent intercourse without a condom and attitudes about the costs of sex. Child Dev. 2007;78(3):825-38.

Henry DB; Metropolitan Area Child Study Research Group. Associations between peer nominations, teacher ratings, self-reports, and observations of malicious and disruptive behavior. Assessment. 2006;13(3):241-252.

Tolan P, Gorman-Smith D, Henry D. Family violence. Annu Rev Psychol. 2006;57:557-583. Review.

Henry DB, Tolan PH, Gorman-Smith D. Cluster analysis in family psychology research. J Fam Psychol. 2005;19(1):121-32. Review.

Honors and Awards

IHRP Fellow
2012 Nan Tobler Award
Society for Prevention Research's Community, Culture, and Prevention Science Award, 2013