Hugh C. Hendrie, MB, CHB, DSC

Hugh C. Hendrie, MB, CHB, DSC

  • Research Scientist, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
  • Professor of Psychiatry, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Center Scientist, Indiana University Center for Aging Research

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.

“As the population of older adults grows, the number of older patients with schizophrenia is also getting larger. We need to link their mental and physical health care in clinics where they feel comfortable and where they can be treated by clinicians who understand both their serious mental condition and their physical illnesses.”