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Elena Henderson PhD

Elena Henderson
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Surgery
  • University of Illinois Chicago
Gender Pronouns
  • she/her
Contact Information
  • ehender [at]
  • (312) 413-4837
  • (312) 413-7858
  • Neuropsychiatric Institute (NPI)
    912 S. Wood St.
    Department of Psychiatry (MC 913)
    Chicago IL 60612
  • Room #:838

Dr. Elena Henderson is a clinical health psychologist. She graduated from University of Utah with her bachelor’s degree in psychology. She then obtained a master’s degree in psychology from New York University. Dr. Henderson completed her Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at Brigham Young University. She completed her predoctoral internship in Clinical Psychology at the VA Caribbean Healthcare System in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Following internship, she returned to Salt Lake City, Utah where she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Health (Bariatric) Psychology at the University of Utah Medical Center, focusing on psychological evaluations and interventions regarding surgical and non-surgical weight management, body image, and dysregulated eating behaviors. Dr. Henderson recently moved to Chicago and joined the Bariatric Surgery service at UI Health, where she conducts pre-surgical evaluations and follows patients pre- and post-surgery. Dr. Henderson provides services in English and Spanish.

  • Henderson, E. K., Braithwaite, S. R. (2021). Cross-group relationship satisfaction: A meta-analysis. Marriage and Family Review, 57(7): 621-644.

    Hatch, D., Hatch, S., Henderson, E. K., Braithwaite, S. R. (2022). An evaluation of Grubbs,       Perry, Wilt, and Reid’s (2018) integrative model of pornography problems and moral incongruence.

    Henderson, E. K., Aaron, S., Blackhurst, Z., Maddock, M., Fincham,  F., Braithwaite, S. R. (2020). Is pornography consumption related to risky behaviors during friends with benefits relationships? Journal of Sexual Medicine

    McAllister, P., Henderson, E. K., Maddock, M., Dowdle, K., Fincham, F. D., Braithwaite, S. R. (2020). Sanctification and cheating among emerging adults. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 49(1): 1177-1188.

    Hall., B. F., Wagge, G. P., Stieger, S., Vergauwe, E., Ijzerman, H., . . . Henderson, E. K., . . . Grahe, J. E. (2015). Registered replication report: Turri, Buckwalter, & Blouw (2015). The Accelerated CREP Consortium.