Macey Henderson, JD, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Nursing at Johns Hopkins University. Her background in law, ethics, health policy and management support her research into the health outcomes of living kidney donors and transplant patients. She draws on the areas of health information technology, clinical informatics, media, communications, and implementation science to drive innovation and new technology to improve the lives of transplant patients and live donors. As a national expert in organ transplant policy and through her dedication and service to the national organ transplant network, Dr. Henderson actively develops policy and guidance related to the donation and transplantation of organs from living donors to recipients in the U.S. and serves on the Board of Directors at the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network / United Network for Organ Sharing.
Dr. Henderson is currently funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study living kidney donor outcomes, and is a recipient of the Rothman Early Career Development Award for Surgical Research to develop technological innovations in live kidney donor post-donation care management. Dr. Henderson recently received a Faculty Development Award from the Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research (Hopkins CFAR) to lead a team to develop and implement informed consent processes for HIV+ living donor candidates under HOPE Act research protocols. She is also the principle of Kidney Space — a Facebook integrated health app designed to help patients and families learn about kidney disease and transplantation.