Department of
New Brunswick and Newark Campuses

Kevin A. Henry, PhD
Assistant Professor

Dr. Henry obtained his doctorate in Geography from McGill University, Montreal and completed a fellowship in epidemiology at McGill University Health Centre in 2005.  He previously served on the faculty at the University of Utah (Department of Geography) and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (Department of Radiation Oncology, Cancer Institute of New Jersey).   Dr. Henry also served as the Associate Director for the New Jersey State Cancer Registry.

Dr. Henry’s research focuses on the application and development of geospatial methods for describing and understanding socioeconomic and geographic disparities in cancer prevention, incidence, treatment, and survival at the state and national level.  He is currently investigating how geographic barriers, time demands and daily activity spaces/paths impact breast and colorectal cancer screening, stage at diagnosis and treatment decisions.  Another area of Dr. Henry’s research uses linked temporal administrative databases to understand how environmental exposures through the life course and how the timing of these exposures affect breast cancer risk.  Additionally, he is currently conducting analyses to examine physical activity in relation to the built environment and has been developing more dynamic measures of food environments.    

Dr. Henry has been teaching for more than a decade and plans to teach two courses for the Rutgers School of Public Health: Geographical Information Systems for Public Health and Epidemiology, and Spatial Epidemiology.

Dr. Henry is based at the School of Public Health Building, Room 128, Piscataway. 

Dr. Henry may be reached at:
(732) 235-4037 (Telephone) (Email)