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Dr. Natalie Hernandez participates in a rare meeting of US Surgeons General

| Academic & Student Affairs, Community & Family Health, Monday Letter, Our Alumni

Natalie Hernandez, PhD, recently joined leading public health officials for a national dialogue on approaches to addressing health disparities and achieving health equity.

Coordinated by The Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine, the “Underserved and High Risk Populations in the United States: Taking Action for Comprehensive Primary Health Care Renewal” Conference featured Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association, several US Surgeons General, and other notable speakers.

Dr. Hernandez participated in the conference as part of a prestigious post-doctoral fellowship at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. As a Satcher Fellow, she is a member of the teaching faculty at Morehouse and works with the CDC’s STD Division, focusing on health equity issues.

Dr. Natalie Hernandez earned a doctor of philosophy degree from the USF College of Public Health.  The Department of Community and Family Health served as her academic home and includes more than 10 concentrations that lead to MPH, MSPH, DrPH, and PhD degrees.  Additionally, the department offers several dual degrees, graduate certificates, and special programs.

Dr. Hernandez (pictured third from right) was joined by a prominent group of participants, including six current and former US Surgeons General.  In uniform, from left to right are Drs. Kenneth Moritsugu, acting US Surgeon General, 2006-2007; Richard Carmona, 17th US Surgeon General; Antonia C. Novello, 14th  US Surgeon General; Regina Benjamin, current and 18th US Surgeon General, Joycelyn Elders, 15th US Surgeon General, and David Satcher, 16th US Surgeon General.

Dr. Hernandez (pictured third from right) was joined by a prominent group of participants, including six current and former US Surgeons General. In uniform, from left to right are Drs. Kenneth Moritsugu, acting US Surgeon General, 2006-2007; Richard Carmona, 17th US Surgeon General; Antonia C. Novello, 14th US Surgeon General; Regina Benjamin, current and 18th US Surgeon General, Joycelyn Elders, 15th US Surgeon General, and David Satcher, 16th US Surgeon General.