Daphne Hernandez

Associate Professor
Department of Health and Human Performance
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Research Interests
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…
Executive Board Member Daphne Hernandez received a unanimous endorsement on the strength of her…
Dr. Daphne C. Hernandez recently received funding from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National…