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Raquel G. Hernandez; MD, MPH

Dr. Hernandez is currently assistant professor of pediatrics on the faculty at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine at All Children’s Hospital, St.Petersburg Florida. As a general pediatrician and clinician investigator, Dr. Hernandez’s research has focused on identifying determinants of early childhood obesity including understanding the role of child care and parental perceptions in child growth risk. After completing medical school, residency and fellowship at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Hernandez has pursued research related to racial/ethnic disparities in obesity risk in urban, preschool-age children in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area. She has completed various quantitative and qualitative projects in this field of study and has presented her work at both national and international conferences. Dr. Hernandez is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Obesity Taskforce where the aim is to continue educating patients and providers on obesity management guidelines. Dr. Hernandez received her MPH with a focus on nutrition at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.


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