Daphne Hernandez

Lee and Joseph Jamail Distinguished Professor and Associate Professor in the School of Nursing

Lee and Joseph Jamail Distinguished Professor and Associate Professor in the School of Nursing
University of Texas Health Center
Phone 713-500-2052
Email Daphne.Hernandez@uth.tmc.edu

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Immigration
  • Race/Ethnic/Gender Health Disparities

Daphne C. Hernandez is the Lee and Joseph Jamail Distinguished Professor and Associate Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center – Houston, Cizik School of Nursing. Dr. Hernandez’s research portfolio includes the impact of stress on the health of low-income Latino immigrant families through funding from the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. She also has extensive experience studying gender and race/ethnic health disparities resulting from poverty-related issues, including food insecurity, housing instability, and obesity across the life span. Her work has been nationally recognized by professional organizations, including the National Council on Family Relations and the American Academy of Health Behaviors, where she received Fellow status. She is an Associate Editor for Family and Community Health and serves on the Editorial Board for the American Journal of Health Behavior and the Journal of Healthy Eating and Active Living.