Erika A. Henry, PhD

Research Faculty, University of Colorado

Dr. Erika Henry is research faculty at the University of Colorado with expertise in Social and Personality Psychology. Her research utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to studying human behavior, integrating neural, genetic, behavioral and survey levels of analysis to better understand emotion and self-regulation as they relate to addiction, and stereotyping and prejudice.

For almost 5 years she has worked with the Society of Psychophysiological Research (SPR) helping to promote women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). She served two terms as the chair for SPR’s Women in Science and Education (WISE) program, and during that time developed WISE’s first mentorship program, whereby senior faculty members are paired with up and coming researchers of like interests.

Dr. Henry received her doctorate from the University of Missouri in 2011. She has been recognized for her skill as a researcher, receiving grants from organizations including the National Institute on Drug and Abuse, and the Center for Innovation and Creativity. She has also published in a number of prestigious journals including the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Social Cognitive Affective Neuroscience, and the Journal of Addictive Behaviors.

Dr. Henry lives in Longmont, CO. When not working, she volunteers her time with Boulder Search and Rescue agencies, which in turn gives her a much needed excuse to abandon her computer and explore the Colorado Mountains.