Henrie M. Treadwell, PhD 2021

Professor, Morehouse School of Medicine

As their first African American student, Henrie Treadwell earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of South Carolina. She then earned a master’s degree from Boston University and a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from Atlanta University. Dr. Treadwell has also completed postdoctoral work at the Harvard University School of Public Health.


Henrie currently is Director of the Community Voices Initiative (Healthcare for the Underserved Initiative), Research Professor in the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine, and Chair of The Links Incorporated, National Childhood Obesity Initiative. Her work encompasses health and social policy, oversight of programs designed to address health disparities, and special initiatives to facilitate community reentry for those engaged with the criminal justice system. Most recently, Dr. Treadwell was appointed to the Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council Advisory Committee position as Vice Chair of Research and Evaluation.

For these contributions and many more, we are proud to name Dr. Henrie Treadwell as our 2021 Daughter of Distinction and thank her for her continued dedication to the underserved.