Faculty & Staff at TUC
Department: Public Health Program
Title: Assistant Professor
Phone: (707) 638-5835
Fax: (707) 638-5871
Office: Wilderman Hall, Rm. 406
Dr. Hernandez is an assistant professor in the Public Health Program, Global Health Track. Her research focuses on human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and HPV-associated diseases in men and women both domestically and internationally.
Prior to her appointment at Touro University, Dr. Hernandez was an epidemiologist and biostatistician at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). At UCSF she was the lead epidemiologist on a number of projects including studies of prevalent and incident HPV infection among HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected men in India. She also worked on a variety of projects with topics including determining risk factors for HIV/AIDS acquisition, prevention of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infection, osteoarthritis, diabetes, urinary incontinence, and women’s health.
Dr. Hernandez holds a BA in Integrative Biology and Physical Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley (UCB), an MPH from UCB with an emphasis in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and a doctorate in Epidemiology, also from UCB.
PH 618A - Epidemiology
PH 602A -Emerging Health Threats
Dr. Hernandez's research interests include: HPV infection and HPV associated disease; HPV vaccine; risk factors, prevention, and treatment of HIV/AIDS; other sexually transmitted infections and infectious disease epidemiology; alternative medicine; global health including India and Africa.
Hernandez AL, Efird JT, Holly EA, Berry JM, Jay N, Palefsky JM. Incidence of and Risk Factors for Type-Specific Anal Human Papillomavirus Infection among HIV-positive Men who have Sex with Men. AIDS; June 1;28(9):1341-9 (2014)
Hernandez AL, Efird JT, Holly EA, Berry JM, Jay N, Palefsky JM. Risk factors for anal human papillomavirus infection type 16 among HIV-positive men who have sex with men in San Francisco. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. Aug 1;63(4):532-9 (2013)
Huang AJ, Stewart AL, Hernandez AL, Shen H, Subak LL; Program to Reduce Incontinence by Diet and Exercise. Sexual function among overweight and obese women with urinary incontinence in a randomized controlled trial of an intensive behavioral weight loss intervention. Journal of Urology.May;181(5):2235-42 (2009)
Sung VW, West DS, Hernandez AL, Wheeler TL 2nd, Myers DL, Subak LL; Program to Reduce Incontinence by Diet and Exercise. Associations between urinary incontinence and depressive symptoms in overweight and obese women. Am J Obstet Gynecol. May;200(5):557.e1-5. (2009)
Hernandez AL, Lindan CP, Mathur M, Ekstrand M, Madhivanan P, Stein ES, et al. Sexual behavior among men who have sex with women, men, and Hijras in Mumbai, India--multiple sexual risks. AIDS and Behavior;10(4 Suppl):S5-16 (2006)
Madhivanan P, Hernandez A, Gogate A, Stein E, Gregorich S, Setia M, et al. Alcohol use by men is a risk factor for the acquisition of sexually transmitted infections and human immunodeficiency virus from female sex workers in Mumbai, India. Sexually Transmitted Diseases;32(11):685-90 (2005)
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