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Daphne C Hernandez

Daphne C Hernandez, PhD, MSEd, FAAHB

Associate Professor
Department of Research
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Daphne Hernandez, PhD, MSEd, FAAHB, is a developmental psychologist whose research focuses on health disparities. Her research has been funded by NCI, NICHD, William T. Grant Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, USDA, and Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research. She has served as a senior mentor for the Robert Wood Johnson New Connections Mentoring Program, American Academy of Health Behavior's Research Scholars Mentoring Program, and the American Psychological Association's Leadership and Education Advancement Program for Diverse Scholars Program. She is currently the PI of an USDA-funded undergraduate training program called HOUSTON Academy 2.0, and a previous recipient of a research and professional development mentoring grant designed to support a junior researcher from the William T. Grant Foundation. She has received mentoring awards from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Academy of Health Behaviors. She is an Associate Editor for Family and Community Health.

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Socioeconomic and health risk profiles among mothers of young children predict risk of food insecurity, study finds (Aug 2022)

Hernandez examines food pantry usage patterns (Aug 2022)

Publication: Conducting research six feet apart: The feasibility of transitioning qualitative research to meet the emerging research needs during a pandemic (May 2022)

Publication: Independent and combined associations of intimate partner violence and food insecurity with maternal depression and generalized anxiety disorder (May 2022)

Publication: Conducting Research Six Feet Apart: The Feasibility of Transitioning Qualitative Research to Meet the Emerging Research Needs During a Pandemic. (Mar 2022)

Food for health (Feb 2022)

Nursing, dentistry faculty collaborate for kids (Dec 2021)

Publication: Later sleep timing predicts accelerated summer weight gain among elementary school children: A prospective observational study (Oct 2021)

Publication: Parenting stress mediates the longitudinal effect of maternal depression on child anxiety/depressive symptoms (Oct 2021)

Publication: The mediating effect of parenting stress and couple relationship quality on the association between material hardship trajectories and maternal mental health status (Jun 2021)

The Big Picture (May 2021)

Publication: Depression is associated with poor physical health through lower distress tolerance among adults experiencing homelessness (Apr 2021)

Publication: Evaluation of the role of leisure time physical activity and sedentary behavior simultaneously on the income-overweight/obesity relationship (Mar 2021)

Publication: The invisible and forgotten: COVID-19 inequities among people experiencing homelessness (Mar 2021)

Publication: Disentangling food insecurity and maternal depression: Which comes first? (Feb 2021)

Publication: Commentary: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Economic Recession on Food Insecurity: Short- and Long-term Recommendations to Assist Families and Communities (Feb 2021)

Publication: Social Determinants of Health and Latinx Families, Risk for COVID-19 Infection (Feb 2021)

Hernandez publishes four recent studies (Jan 2021)

(Publication) Association between generation status and smoking behaviors before and during pregnancy among Hispanic women. (Jan 2020)

(Publication) Examining determinants and co-associations between fruit and vegetable and sugar-sweetened beverage monitoring practices among a sample of low-income Hispanic mothers. (Jan 2020)