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Margarita (Maggie) Hernandez, (she/her/hers)

Ph.D. Candidate

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Curriculum Vitae

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Biography

Maggie is a Ph.D. student in the Anthropology program. Her research interests include understanding how genomics, migration history, and sociocultural factors as associated with adverse health outcomes. For her dissertation, she will working with Cuban immigrants and Cuban-Americans living in Miami, Florida with a specific focus on differences in disease outcomes among Cuban migration waves. Maggie is also passionate about education, teaching, and scientific outreach/engagement; she maintains an Instagram account titled Mystery Magnification.

Dissertation

Title:

Noventa Millas: Migration history, genomic ancestry, and health disparities among Cuban immigrants and Cuban-Americans in Miami, Florida

Dissertation Chair(s)

Dr. George (PJ) Perry

Research Interests

Biocultural anthropology, genomics, public health, Latinx health, structural racism, health disparities