Daphne C. Hernandez
Research Associate Professor, University of Texas – Houston
Chapter Member: Dallas-Fort Worth SSN
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Hernandez center family-related factors in her research, such as poverty and family structure, and their influence on food insecurity and food assistance program participation (i.e. indicators of poverty) and obesity. She also examines stress, social support, depression, and cardiovascular health. Hernandez primarily studies racial and ethnic minorities, women, and children and has contributed to the fields of child development, family, and public health.
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"Bidirectional Relationship Between Food Insecurity and Housing Instability" (with ). Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (2020).
"Food and Vegetable Consumption and Emotional Distress Intolerance as Potential Links Between Food Insecurity and Poor Physical and Mental Health among Homeless Adults" (with ). Preventive Medicine Reports 14 (2019).
"Food Insecurity and Housing Instability During Early Childhood as Predictors of Adolescent Mental Health." (with ). Journal of Family Psychology 34, no. 6 (2020): 721-730.
Examines the effects of food insecurity and housing instability experiences during early childhood on adolescent anxiety and depressive symptoms through maternal depression and parenting stress.