Postdoctoral Fellow

Carolina Population Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

My name is Stephanie Hernandez. I earned a Ph.D. in Applied Demography from the University of Texas at San Antonio. My research focuses on health disparities and minoritized identity in the United States. I am interested in examining how the intersection of race/ethnicity and sexual orientation influences various health outcomes such as barriers to health care, HIV testing, and physical and mental health. My quantitative skills include data analysis with statistical tools such as Stata, SAS, and R, and multivariable models.

Currently, I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a postdoc, I am focusing on preparing my dissertation chapters for peer-review. I am also learning about biosocial processes that influence health and working with data from the Add Health study. After completing the fellowship, I hope to seek employment opportunities as a tenure-track assistant professor.

  • Health disparities
  • Population health
  • Minoritization
  • Intersectionality
  • Sexual and gender minority health