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Loren Henderson

Assoc Prof

Public Policy
Language, Literacy, and Culture
Sociology, Anthropology, and Public Health

Public Policy 231

Education

Ph D University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 2014

MA University of Illinois at Chicago 2009

About

Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Public Health. My research interests include diversity issues, stratification and inequality, health disparities, and race, class, gender, and sexuality. I have published a co-authored book on Critical Diversity in Organizations, book chapters, and articles.

Research Interests

Race, Inequality, Diversity, Health Disparities, Stratification, Sexuality, and Family.

Teaching Interests

Race, Inequality, Diversity, Health Disparities, Stratification, Sexuality, and Family.

Selected Classes

  • Fall 2017 SOCY – Sample Surveys in Social Science
  • SOCY 332 – Hum Sexuality Socioperspectives
  • Spring 2016 SOCY 698 – Neighborhoods and Health Inequality
  • SOCY 333 – Cross Cultural Sexuality

Intellectual Contributions

Henderson, Loren. (2019). . Research in Race and Ethnic Relations UK: Emerald Group Publishing.

Chard, Sarah E., Henderson, Loren, Wallace, Brandy H., Girling, Laura, Roth, Erin, Eckert, J K. 'How I can help me': self-care priorities and structural pressures among Black older adults with diabetes. The Gerontologist.

Presentations

Chard, Sarah E., Girling, Laura, Henderson, Loren, Eckert, J K. Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting. Poster. "Undiagnosed Diabetes: Identifying the Community Paths to Type 2 Diabetes Diagnostic Testing," (Nov 1, 2020).

Green Guerrero, Haydia (Author & Presenter), Dewary, Malcolm (Author & Presenter), Henderson, Loren (Author & Presenter). Movement Is Life the National Caucus Addressing Musculoskeletal Health Disparities. Poster. "Racial Disparities Between Blacks And Whites In Social And Work-Related Arthritis-Attributable Activity Limitations," Washington, D.C.. (Oct 24, 2019).

Henderson, Loren. Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory STEM Program. Oral Presentation. "Diversity in STEM," (May 13, 2019).

Chard, Sarah E., Roth, Erin, Henderson, Loren, Girling, Laura, Wallace, Brandy H., Quinn, Charlene, Eckert, J K. Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting. Poster. ""I Can't Eat That Much”: Older Adults' Lived Experiences of Diabetes Dietary Recommendations," Gerontological Society of America. Boston, MA. (Nov 1, 2018).

Chard, Sarah E., Henderson, Loren, Wallace, Brandy H., Girling, Laura, Roth, Erin, Quinn, Charlene, Eckert, J K. British Society of Gerontology Annual Conference. Paper. "Diabetes Self Management in an Unequal World: Lessons from Baltimore," British Society of Gerontology. Manchester, England, UK. (Jul 5, 2018).

Chard, Sarah E., Girling, Laura, Wallace, Brandy H., Henderson, Loren, Roth, Erin, Quinn, Charlene, Eckert, J K. Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting. Paper. "Generativity and Diabetes Self-Management: Caring for the Self to Create Alternative Futures for Others," Society for Applied Anthropology. Philadelphia, PA. (Apr 4, 2018).

Henderson, Loren (Author & Presenter), Roth, Erin, Chard, Sarah E., Girling, Laura, Wallace, Brandy H., Eckert, J K. Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Meeting. Paper. "The Role of Religion as a Coping Mechanism for the Management of Diabetes Related Stress: An Intersectional Exploration of the Meaning of Faith and Health among Black and White Older Women and Men with Diabetes," Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. Washington, DC. (Oct 1, 2017).

Chard, Sarah E. (Author & Presenter), Girling, Laura (Author), Roth, Erin (Author), Wallace, Brandy H. (Author), Henderson, Loren (Author), Quinn, Charlene (Author), Eckert, J K. International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics World Congress. Poster. "New Implications for Diabetes Education: Physical Activity Barriers among Diabetic Older Adults," International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics. San Francisco, CA. (Jul 1, 2017).