DrPH, Loma Linda University
MPH, Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health (formerly Hahnemann University School of Public Health)
MCHES, Master Certified Health Education Specialist (NCHEC)
Dr. Hernandez joined Marshall B. Ketchum University's College of Pharmacy in 2017. He is the inaugural Chair of the Department of Social Administrative Sciences (SAS) and Interim Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice. While attaining his Doctor of Public Health degree in 2005 from Loma Linda University’s School of Public Health, Dr. Hernandez received extensive training in Health Education and Biostatistics. In 2001, Dr. Hernandez also received a Master of Public Health degree in Community Health and Prevention from Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health and is credentialed as a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) for over 17 years. With 13 years of experience in pharmacy academia, he teaches didactically in core and elective coursework that includes public health and health education, health systems, biostatistics and epidemiology, clinical research and methodology, and social behavioral pharmacy. At his previous academic institution, Dr. Hernandez has received Teacher of the Year honors consecutively in 2016 and 2017. He has also conducted Medical Missions to the Philippines. As an expert in mixed-methods research techniques, Dr. Hernandez has extensive experience in outcomes research relative to public health, pharmacoepidemiology, and elucidating patient-provider interactions that influence patient adherence behaviors.