Michael Henderson, JD

Vice President for Research, Lifespan


Michael Henderson is Vice President for Research at Lifespan. He is trained as a scientist and a patent attorney admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Michael’s research interests include cancer therapy, substance abuse, population health, tax policy, health inequities and medical/health geographies. Michael’s areas of expertise include complex contract negotiations, innovation, technology commercialization, research compliance, and various facets of intellectual property.

In 2020, Michael joined Lifespan having spent years in leadership positions at Temple University, including roles as the Associate VP for Research Regulatory Compliance and Strategic Initiatives, Associate General Counsel, and Special Assistant to the Office of Research. His honors and awards include a fellowship from the American Psychological Association and the Diversity Program in Neuroscience.

Michael holds a BS in Biology from Lincoln University, a JD from Villanova University, a MS in Neuropharmacology from Dartmouth College’s Geisel School of Medicine, and an LLM in taxation from Temple University.