We are honored to spotlight our Advisor, Zuleka Henderson. Zuleka is a licensed social worker from Brooklyn, NY, a Lecturer in Discipline at Columbia University’s School of Social Work, and a cultural healing and anti-racism consultant based in New York City.
Most recently, I’ve been examining the role of historical and ongoing racial trauma in shaping how Black people perceive, pursue, and experience healing. I have also been investigating the role of historical and traditional healing practices in supporting intergenerational wellbeing for Black people. I’m interested in taking insights from my research to support the development of innovative, community-operated mental health care spaces that reflect Black cultural healing practices and preferences.