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Brandy Henry

Part-Time Faculty


Brandy Henry, PhD, MA, MSW, LICSW, is an experienced clinician providing direct services to persons with severe mental illness involved with the criminal justice system. Her research interests are focused on exploring policies and practices to improve outcomes for this population. Current research includes an exploration of social determinants of incarceration, as well as work with the National Institute on Drug Abuse funded Brandeis Health Plan Survey, Juvenile Justice Translational Research on Interventions for Adolescents in the Legal System (JJ-TRIALS) studies. She serves on multiple professional advisory committees and community non-profit boards of directors.

Select Publications

Henry, B. (2018). Improving the quality of drug court clinical screening: a call for performance measurement policy reform, Criminal Justice Studies, 31:3, 267-278, DOI: 10.1080/1478601X.2018.1492387

Henry, B. (2015). [Review of the Book: Can’t Catch a Break: Gender, Jail, Drugs and the Limits of Personal Responsibility, by S. Starr Sered & M. Norton-Hawk]. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, 42(3) 173-175.

Barta, B.* (2011). US Farm Bill Makes Women and Children Food Insecure. Policy Brief Series No 2. Center for the Study of Women, University of California, Los Angeles. *Published under maiden name

Select Grants

Brandeis University Heller School Doctoral Fellowship

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship

Harvard Kennedy School Rappaport Institute Public Policy Summer Fellowship

University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Summer University in Social Work Fellowship

Select Appointments & Awards

Lecturer, Boston University Graduate School of Social Work

Doctoral Candidate, Brandeis University Heller School

Professional Activities

Academy Health Behavioral Health Services Research Interest Group Advisory Committee

NASW-MA Criminal Justice Committee Co-Chair

Ex-Prisoner Integration Center Board of Directors Member

New Garden Society Board of Directors Member

Massachusetts Bail Fund Board of Directors Member

Clinical Practice Experience

Clinical experiences includes provision of individual, group and family therapy to children and adults, in Spanish and English, utilizing the following approaches: Crisis Stabilization, CBT, DBT, supportive, psycho educational and psycho dynamic.