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Ivonne Hernandez

Ivonne Hernandez, PhD, RN, IBCLC

Chief Officer of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Nursing

Asst.Prof; Chief Diversity Off, College of Nursing

  • ifhernandez@usf.edu
  • (813) 974-1007
  • MDN Building, Room 2039
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  • PhD, Nursing, University of South Florida, 2014

Research Interests

  • Dr. Ivonne Hernandez is the inaugural Chief Officer of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and an Assistant Professor at the College of Nursing at the University of South Florida. She received her bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from USF and has over 20 years of experience in maternal-child health with a specialization in Lactation. Her current research interests include innovation to improve maternal-child health with a focus on infant feeding practices of underserved, vulnerable populations and to create measurable change in diversity, equity, and inclusion in the nursing profession to impact health outcomes for our nation.


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