Colleen Henry is an Assistant Professor at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College at the City University of New York. Her research examines child welfare policy and practice with a focus on family violence.

Dr. Henry is the Principal Investigator for the Family Violence Research Project and a Visiting Research Investigator at the Mack Center where she works on the Child Welfare Qualitative Data Mining Project. She has worked on several research projects associated with the Center for Social Services Research and the California Social Work Education Center, including the California Child Welfare Indicators Project and the Standardized Core Project for California Child Welfare Workers.

Dr. Henry received her MSW and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. After receiving her MSW, she worked as a social worker in California's public child welfare system before returning to graduate school.