Maria Hernandez, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & the Behavioral Sciences (Part-Time)

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Maria Hernandez (Psychology) holds a PhD in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley – School of Social Work. Prior to her appointment as a postdoctoral scholar at USC, Hernandez was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Davis – Center for Reducing Health Disparities (CRHD). Her research interests relate to the application of digital knowledge to improve health policy, community interventions, and health system strategies to strengthen mental health literacy among Latino subgroups. While at USC, Hernandez plans to attain advance training in the use of informatics and mobile health technology to further her research in how consumer health informatics can increase mental health literacy among patients with serious mental illnesses.


  • Filamentous fungus-produced human monoclonal antibody provides protection against SARS-CoV-2 in hamster and non-human primate models Nat Commun. 2024 Mar 14; 15(1):2319. . View in PubMed
  • Signs of immunosenescence correlate with poor outcome of mRNA COVID-19 vaccination in older adults Nat Aging. 2022 10; 2(10):896-905. . View in PubMed
  • Family processes and duration of untreated psychosis among US Latinos Early Interv Psychiatry. 2019 12; 13(6):1389-1395. . View in PubMed
  • Pediatric Critical Care Telemedicine Program: A Single Institution Review Telemed J E Health. 2016 Jan; 22(1):51-5. . View in PubMed
  • Qualitative Exploration of an Effective Depression Literacy Fotonovela with at Risk Latina Immigrants Am J Community Psychol. 2015 Sep; 56(1-2):79-88. . View in PubMed