She is an internationally recognized scholar-practitioner in the areas of health promotion and food security. Over the past 15 years, Dr. Henry and her colleagues have worked on nutrition-related research, teaching, and development projects at home and abroad in Africa and the Caribbean.
Dr. Henry’s research program in Dominica looks at the barriers and opportunities for promoting healthy choices among school children through culturally acceptable, economical, and practical methods and solutions applied by women. In Southern Ethiopia, her team aims to enhance food security through intensive pulse crop-based farming systems, agri-food processing and marketing, and nutrition interventions. Partnering with Hawassa University in Ethiopia, she is also actively involved in strengthening graduate programs in agriculture and applied human nutrition; training local health professionals who will improve the capacity of farming communities to address issues of food insecurity. These training activities are also an opportunity for UofS students to experience research abroad.