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Daphne Hernandez

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Associate Professor
Department of Health and Human Performance

The majority of her interdisciplinary research program is centered around family-related factors, such as poverty and family structure, and their influence on food insecurity/food assistance program participation (i.e. indicators of poverty) and obesity; however, I also realize that nutrition and health do not occur in isolation. She also focuses on stress, social support, depression, and cardiovascular health.  Target populations are socio-economically disadvantaged and vulnerable groups with a specific emphasis on racial and ethnic minorities, women, and children.


Former HRI mentee, Daphne Hernandez speaks about what happens when schools close for an extended period of time and how that increases food insecurity in children.
March 17, 2020
Executive Board Member Daphne Hernandez received a unanimous endorsement on the strength of her sustained commitment to excellence in research and improving public health.
October 28, 2019
Dr. Daphne C. Hernandez recently received funding from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to study the impact of stress within the family environment of U.S.-born adolescents residing with immigrant parents.
August 5, 2019