Julie Hernandez, PhD
Education & Affiliations
Julie Hernandez is a geographer with technical expertise on geographic information systems, digital data collection, and use of ICT to support public health programs and research. Her current work focuses on access to sexual and reproductive health services in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with specific emphasis on community-based provision of family planning services, barriers to service delivery, contraceptive logistics and health information systems strengthening. Hernandez previously worked on evaluating vulnerable populations' exposure to HIV/AIDS and strategies to increase program coverage in DRC and Côte d'Ivoire, as well as early warning systems for epidemic outbreaks. Her work in the U.S. included community-based development of user-friendly mapping tools to monitor post-Katrina recovery in New Orleans, and she is currently engaged in researching spatial patterns and strengthen access to naxolone (Narcan) using first responders data, in order to decrease mortality linked to opioid overdoses.
- Sexual and reproductive health
- Access to healthcare
- Geographic information systems
Please view Dr. Hernandez's publications at her NCBI profile page.