Stephanie Hernandez, PhD
Quiehr Working Group Co-Lead
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Drexel First Program
Stephanie Hernandez, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She joined the Dornsife School of Public Health as part of the Drexel FIRST (Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation) program. Stephanie is a demographer whose research examines sexual and gender minority health. Currently, her research agenda spans three areas including documenting, understanding, and addressing sexual and gender minority health inequities, operationalizing intersectionality in health inequity research, and incorporating biosocial approaches to better understand health inequity across the life course. Prior to joining Drexel, Stephanie completed her postdoctoral training at the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Stephanie received her PhD in Demography from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Master of Science in Demography from Florida State University.
RANDALL SELL, SCD
QUIEHR WORKING GROUP Co-Lead
Professor, Department of Community Health and Prevention; Director, Program for LGBT Health
Dr. Randall Sell is a Professor at Drexel University’s School of Public Health, in the Department of Community Health and Prevention. His most recent work has focused on critically examining demographic variables. This work originated in Dr. Sell's research on defining and measuring sexual orientations, and sampling sexual minorities for public health research.
Cara Frances, MPH
Quiehr Working Group Organizer
Doctoral Student, Community Health & Prevention
Cara Frances is a doctoral student in the Community Health & Prevention department. She is an experienced gender, sexuality, and health researcher and advocate who focuses on the experiences of sexual and gender minority adolescents in domestic and international settings. Prior to her time at Drexel, Cara worked as the project coordinator of the Population Council’s Girl Innovation, Research, and Learning (GIRL) Center where she led two first of their kind scoping reviews of literature on the health and wellbeing of sexual and gender minority adolescents in low- and middle- income countries.
Cara also completed the Public Health Associate Program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where she worked on quality improvement project coordination and evaluation for the Chicago Department of Public Health Immunization Program. Cara received her Master of Public Health in Community Health with a specialization in Maternal, Child, Reproductive, and Sexual Health at the City University of New York and received her Bachelor of Arts in Molecular Biology from Skidmore College.