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Tim Henderson, MPH, MAMC

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Tim Henderson has over thirty-five years of experience in progressive health policy research, project management, and clinic administration for federal, state, international, and private sector organizations. He is nationally recognized as having expertise in primary care and health professions policy and programs for the underserved. Mr. Henderson has authored numerous reports, convened multiple policy forums, and made frequent presentations at conferences on various public health policy and program issues. He is a former member of the United States delegation to the Annual International Conference on the Health Care Workforce. 

Mr. Henderson also served as Acting Deputy Director for the Center for Health Policy Research & Ethics and as Director of the Center's premiere annual educational offering, the Washington Health Policy Institute, a week-long summer seminar for graduate students and others interested in health policy and how to influence the policy making process. In addition, Mr. Henderson contributes his expertise to ongoing research projects related to the health professions workforce and public financing of health professions education. 

Prior to joining the Center in 2004, he was the Director of the Institute for Primary Care and Workforce Analysis at the National Conference of State Legislatures. Other previous positions held include senior policy analyst with the National Governors' Association, Center for Policy Research, and with the United States Congress, Office of Technology Assessment. Mr. Henderson teaches courses in health policy for baccalaureate and masters degree health sciences students.


MAMC, Public Relations and Advertising, University of Florida (1986)

MPH, Health Policy and Administration, University of North Carolina (1979)

BA, Political Science, North Carolina State University, (1974)

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Research Interests

  • Health policy research
  • Project management
  • Clinic administration 


Hospitals and philanthropy as partners in funding nursing education. (2007). Nursing Economics.

Improving oral health disparities and access to care: Challenges and opportunities for the states. (2005). Journal of the California Dental Association.

Addressing workforce remedies. (2002). The National AHEC Bulletin, 18(2).

PublIc policies to promote community-based & interdisciplinary health professions education. (2001). Education for Health, 14(2).

State scholarship, loan forgiveness, and related programs: The unheralded safety net. (2000). Journal of the American Medical Association, 284(16).

Medicaid’s role in financing graduate medical education. (2000). Health Affairs, 19(1).

Roles of nonphysician clinicians as autonomous providers of patient care. (1998). Journal of the American Medical Association, 280(9).

Medicaid managed care: HoW do community health centers fit? (1996). Health Care Financing Review.

State initiatives to promote telemedicine. (1996). Telemedicine Journal.

How critical is medicaid support to GME: The TennCare experience (1996). The National AHEC Bulletin.

State legislative strategies to improve the supply and distribution of generalist physicians: 1985 to 1992. (1995). American Journal of Public Health.

Getting the most from your private pay accounts. (1986). Medical Group Management.

No frills marketing of community based primary care. (1985). Journal of Health Care Marketing.