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Julie Hernandez, PhD

Associate Professor

Suite 1900
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Education & Affiliations

PhD, Geography, University of Paris Ouest Nanterre
MA, Geography, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lettres at Sciences Humaines
BA, Geography, University Lyon


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. includes developing user-friendly mapping tools to monitor post-Katrina recovery in New Orleans communities, and GIS analysis of the impact of community testing and immunization sites to reduce Covid outcome inequalities in Louisiana.

Research Areas

  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Access to healthcare
  • Geographic information systems


Please view Dr. Hernandez's publications at her NCBI profile page.