HENRIE M. TREADWELL, PH.D. is Director of the Community Voices Initiative, Research Professor in the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine, and Chair of The Links Incorporated, National Childhood Obesity Initiative.
As Director of Community Voices, Dr. Treadwell is responsible for program oversight and management for Community Voices: Healthcare for the Underserved Initiative, funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Her work at Morehouse School of Medicine encompasses formulation of health and social policy options, oversight of programs designed to address health disparities and the social determinants of health, and special programs to facilitate reentry into communities of those engaged with the criminal justice system with a special emphasis on poor boys and men, and boys and men of color.
Dr. Treadwell is co-editor of “Health Issues in the Black Community (2009)” and Section Editor for Social Determinants in the Journal of Men’s Health. Dr. Treadwell is the founder of the Freedom’s Voice Symposium and the Soledad O’Brien Freedom’s Voice Award, an award to recognize mid-career individuals doing significant work to improve global society. She was appointed to the Georgia State Board of Corrections by Governor Sonny Perdue and selected to serve on the Advisory Committee for the Georgia Justice Project. Most recently, Dr. Treadwell was appointed to the Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council Advisory Committee position as Vice Chair of Research and Evaluation.
Dr. Treadwell earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of South Carolina, in which she enrolled as the first African American student. She earned her master’s degree in biology from Boston University and her Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from Atlanta University. Dr. Treadwell has also completed postdoctoral work at the Harvard University School of Public Health.