Sherry Hendrickson

Sherry Hendrickson
PhD, CNS-BC Clinical Associate Professor

NUR 5.163

Adult Health Nursing Research Public Health
Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist Gerontology/Aging Health Disparities Prevention/Wellness


Dr. Hendrickson is a Clinical Associate Professor. Her research is focused on underserved populations. Research interests include: Spanish-speaking populations, reducing childhood injury/improving parental home safety behaviors, women’s experiences with disability and care of transgender clients. As the Primary Investigator she has conducted home visits and in-home safety interventions with low-income mothers, and conducted Hispanic father’s focus groups to discuss protecting children in the home. Currently, as a Co-Investigator with Dr. Lorraine Walker she brings expertise in chronic disease prevention and Spanish fluency to a proposed R01 study to “(1) develop and validate a multi-dimensional, brief scale for valid and efficient screening assessment of behavioral and mental health (B&MH) that is suitable for low-income, ethnically diverse postpartum women, and (2) in partnership with low-income postpartum women, develop electronic versions of this new screening scale that can be used on multiple platforms (i.e., computers, tablets, and smart phones) to accommodate new mothers’ preferences for electronic access to a brief B&MH screening scale”. Dr. Hendrickson has also collaborated with Dr. Tracie Harrison on a R01 study examining women’s experience of disablement. Dr, Hendrickson conducted interviews with those participants who wished to be interviewed in Spanish. Dr. Hendrickson's work originates from 40 years experience including Peace Corps, neuroscience nursing, injury and chronic disease prevention and education.