HOUSTON Academy 2.0 Directors

Demonstration garden at UTHealth Houston.

Program Directors

Daphne C. Hernandez, PhD, MSED, FAAHB
Lee and Joseph Jamail Distinguished Professor in the School of Nursing
Associate Professor
Cizik School of Nursing, Department of Research
View Curriculum Vitae

Primary Research Areas: Food insecurity, stress among Hispanic immigrant families, housing instability and homelessness, obesity and diabetes, barriers to physical activity

John Wesley McWhorter, DrPH, MS, RDN, LD, CSCS
Assistant Professor
School of Public Health, Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences

Primary Research Areas: Physical activity and nutrition, health education/behavioral sciences, social determinants of health

Jeanne Piga-Plunkett, MS, RD, LD
Dietetic Specialist
Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
View Curriculum Vitae

Dolores Woods, MA, RDN
Community Outreach Specialist and Clinical Instructor
Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences