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Elvin Hernandez

Elvin A. Hernandez, DrPH, MPH, MCHES

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 is Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Marshall B. Ketchum University's College of Pharmacy.  He joined the College of Pharmacy in 2017, while beginning his academic career in 2005 at Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy.  In 2001, Dr. Hernandez 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 Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) for over 20 years and a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) for over 10 years.  While attaining his Doctor of Public Health degree from Loma Linda University’s School of Public Health, Dr. Hernandez received extensive training in Health Education and Biostatistics.  With over 16 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, pharmaeconomics, and social behavioral pharmacy.  While at his previous academic institution, Dr. Hernandez received Teacher of the Year honors consecutively in 2016 and 2017. He has also conducted Medical Missions to the Philippines.  Over his career, he has chaired various committees related to curriculum, promotion & tenure, bylaws, OSCE, Research & Scholarship (CAPSTONE), as well as served in various committees from assessment, ACPE and WASC accreditation, and admissions.  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.