Joseph V. Henderson, MD

Joseph Henderson

Senior Partner, World Two Systems, Professor Emeritus, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth


Most of Dr. Henderson’s career has focused on the use of computer, media, and communication technologies for the education of health professionals and patients, emphasizing complex decision-making. He designed the original technology-based “Virtual Practicum,” incorporating simulations, lectures, and exercises, along with mentoring by actual, though virtually represented, expert practitioners. To date Dr. Henderson and his team have developed eight large-scale e-Learning programs using this model, all dealing with complex topics ranging from management of cancer-related pain to medical/forensic care of sexual assault patients. In addition to serving as the Principal Investigator for these projects, Dr. Henderson was also the designer, writer, director, and producer. He enjoys using technology to make programs more accessible, so that they can be used much more widely. Dr. Henderson is now semi-retired and Professor Emeritus at Dartmouth. He and his team formed World 2 Systems to carry on their work. Their current project is updating the “Virtual Practicum” with a grant awarded in October 2018 to End Violence Against Women International from the US Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women.