Danielle Henderson, MPH, CHES joined GUC in October of 2018 as Online Full Time Faculty. She received her Master of Public Health with a focus in Behavioral Science and Health Education from Emory University in 2015. She spent three years working in healthcare and education as a program evaluator and data analyst before joining GCU. Danielle is passionate about health and wellness and was inspired to pursue a career in public health because of its focus on prevention.
In her spare time, Danielle enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, being outdoors, and listening to podcasts.
Faculty Spotlight Questions:
I have always had a passion for healthcare. As an undergraduate, I thought I wanted to go to medical school, but by chance I landed in a public health class and I immediately knew it was where I was meant to be. After graduating, I began to work as a Coordinator for HealthCorps, a nonprofit, in Brooklyn New York.
In this role, I taught health and ran various before and after school programs such as a cooking club, gardening club, meditation club and organized and lead community wide health fairs. After this experience, I returned to school and received a Master of Public Health Degree from Emory University. I moved to Arizona in 2016 and spent over a year working as a Research Evaluation Coordinator before applying to GCU. Two of my passions are health and teaching, and I am so grateful that GCU is now providing me with this opportunity.
Having only been a part of the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions for a short time, I am still exploring all that it has to offer! I enjoy being a part of a team that is passionate about health and educating future public health professionals. I constantly feel inspired by the work that is being done and I look forward to learning from and working with my colleagues!
My advice to GCU students it to enjoy every moment of your experience. Take advantage of all that this university has to offer. As a freshman, four years seems like a long time, but it really does go by fast. There is nothing else like the college experience! Also, don’t be afraid to try something new. Challenge and open yourself up to new opportunities and you never know what might happen.