Dr. Hendrie is co-principal investigator of a multi-disciplinary group of researchers conducting international comparative studies of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in Nigeria and the United States. Their work is supported by the National Institute on Aging. Additionally, he is a co-investigator on an NIA-supported study investigating the association between selenium and cognitive decline in Chinese villagers.
Dr. Hendrie also chaired a National Institutes of Health committee on factors influencing cognitive and emotional health and was on the steering committee of the Center for Disease Control/Alzheimer’s Association Healthy Brain Initiative. He collaborates on intervention trials for the treatment of depression and dementia in primary care and in late life chronic mental illnesses, and currently serves on the executive committee of the NIH Toolbox project, whose goal is to create brief, comprehensive assessment tools in the areas of cognition, emotion, motor and sensory function across the life span.