Dr. Henderson is an economist at the Hilltop Institute at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), where he works on issues relating to health care service utilization and costs. His recent work spans the development of a predictive model of avoidable hospital events; a predictive model of COVID hospitalizations; machine learning models for optimal program financing; high cost drug risk mitigation strategies; managed care quality incentive programs; and issues in hospital pricing. In addition to his work at the Hilltop Institute, Dr. Henderson has served as an adjunct professor in the Economics Department at UMBC. He received his PhD in economics from the University of Michigan in 2017, and, before coming to UMBC, worked as an economist at Amazon.com, Inc.
Research Interests: Economic geography, critical GIS and counter-mapping, urban studies, labor markets, digital geography, youth & carceral geographies. I am currently seeking Master’s and Doctoral students with training in heterodox/feminist economy geography to examine topics related to urban inequality, urban data/platforms, urban ecology, and global infrastructure. Ideal doctoral applicants should have research experience with qualitative research and historical materialism-based conceptual frameworks — training in GIS or technical expertise is a bonus.