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Margarita Hernandez

Ph.D. Graduate Student

516 Carpenter Building


Maggie is a Ph.D. student in the Anthropology program. Her research interests include understanding how disease phenotypes are shaped by both genetic predispositions and environmental factors. She is also interested in understanding how perceptions of and barriers in accessing the healthcare system influence disease progression. For her dissertation, she will be studying hypertension and hypertension-related diseases within Cuban immigrant and Cuban-American populations in Miami, Florida with a specific focus on how differential ancestry and lived experiences influence disease prevalence. Maggie is also passionate about education, teaching, and scientific outreach/engagement; she maintains an Instagram account titled Mystery Magnification.