Natalie D. Hernandez, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Natalie D. Hernandez, Ph.D., M.P.H. 

Assistant Professor

Community Health & Preventive Medicine

Location: Prevention Research Center, Bldg 100A, Ste. 200A
Phone: 404-752-1523


University of South Florida
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health

University of South Florida
Degree: Graduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Women’s Health

Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health
Degree: Master of Public Health in Behavioral Science and Health Education

Stony Brook University
Degree: Anthropology

Research Interests

Transdisciplinary approaches to improving women’s health, sexual and reproductive health disparities, sexually transmitted infections, community-based participatory research, social determinants of health, reproductive social justice, and health policy.


Kolar, S. K., Wheldon, C., Hernandez, N. D., Young, L., Romero-Daza, N., & Daley, E. M. (2014). Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Knowledge and Attitudes, Preventative Health Behaviors, and Medical Mistrust Among a Racially and Ethnically Diverse Sample of College Women. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 1-9.

Hernandez, N. D. (2013). Studying Motivations to Avoid Pregnancy. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 45(4), 224-225. 

Wheldon, C.W.,Buhi, E., Daley, E., Hernandez, N., Anstey, E.,…Giuliano, A. (2013). Human Papillomavirus virus (HPV) vaccine intentions among males: a test of the parallel processing model. Journal of Health Psychology (In press).

Daley, E., Perrin, K., Vamos, C., Hernandez, N., Anstey, E., Baker, E., ...& Ebbert, J. (2013). Confusion about pap smears: Lack of knowledge among high-risk women. Journal of Women's Health, 22(1), 67-74.

Daley, E. M., Marhefka, S., Buhi, E., Hernandez, N. D., Chandler, R., Vamos, C., ...& Giuliano, A. R. (2011). Ethnic and racial differences in HPV knowledge and vaccine intentions among men receiving HPV test results. Vaccine, 29(23), 4013-4018.

Daley, E. M., Vamos, C. A., Buhi, E. R., Kolar, S. K., McDermott, R. J., Hernandez, N., & Fuhrmann, H. J. (2010). Influences on human papillomavirus vaccination status among female college students. Journal of Women's Health, 19(10), 1885-1891.

Honors and Awards

2012: University of South Florida College of Public Health Student Research Scholarship Award     

2012: American Public Health Association Latino Caucus Best Student Paper Award

2012: Greg Alexander Scholarship in Maternal and Child Health, University of South Florida

2012, 2011: University of South Florida College of Public Health Community and Family Health Travel Scholarship

2011: Public Health Student Association Travel Scholarship, University of South Florida