Marcus D. Henderson, MSN, RN is currently a Ph.D. student at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and a SAMHSA/American Nurses Association Minority Fellow. His research interest focuses on adolescent mental health, mental health disparities, and the social determinants of health. Mr. Henderson’s goal is to develop a program of research aimed toward improving mental health care and optimizing outcomes for marginalized youth. Mr. Henderson has professional experience working in community-based, acute psychiatric, and educational settings. Previously, Mr. Henderson was a Lecturer in the Department of Family and Community Health at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. He taught in the undergraduate and accelerated BSN programs, primarily community health and psychiatric nursing. Prior, Mr. Henderson served as the Co-Founder and the Executive Director of Up and Running Healthcare Solutions, a Philadelphia-based organization that provided case management by community health workers and other supportive services to homeless individuals in Philadelphia. His work on health for homeless individuals and community health workers was funded by the 2017 President’s Engagement Prize from the University of Pennsylvania. For his work in the Philadelphia community, Mr. Henderson was recognized as a Community Champion for Positive Change by the Independence Blue Cross Foundation in 2018. Mr. Henderson is an elected board member of the American Nurses Association (ANA) and served as a member of the Committee on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 at the National Academy of Medicine. In 2021, Marcus was appointed to serve as a member of the National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing and trustee of the ANA-Political Action Committee. He received a BSN and MSN in Health Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and he also holds a certificate in Health Care Innovation from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.