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Diana Hernández is an associate professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She is an expert on community-based health care, minority health, environmental risk factors and urban health. She focuses her work on the social and environmental determinants of health in vulnerable populations.
Hernández’s community-oriented research examines the intersections between the built environment (housing and neighborhoods), poverty/equity and health with a particular emphasis on energy insecurity. Much of her research is conducted in her native South Bronx neighborhood. She is principal or co-investigator on several projects related to structural interventions in low-income housing (i.e. energy efficiency upgrades, cleaner burning fuel source conversions, smoke-free housing compliance, new finance and capital improvement models in public housing and post-Sandy resilience among public housing residents).
Expertise: Community-based health care, minority health, environmental risk factors, urban health, low-income housing, public housing
Location: New York, N.Y.
Phone: (212) 305-0245 (office)
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