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Dr. Hernandez is an Associate Professor in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University and an Adjunct Scientist at the Hospital for Special Surgery.
Dr. Hernandez's research in biomechanics examines the musculoskeletal system and microscopic organisms. Current projects include understanding how the microbiome influences bone, arthritis and infection of total joint replacements and how bacteria are influenced by mechanical stress and strain.
Dr. Hernandez has taught undergraduate classes in Mechanics of Materials and Aerospace Structures, graduate courses in Biomechanics and provided lectures on the musculoskeletal system to medical students and orthopaedic residents.
Dr. Hernandez regularly partners with Cornell Diversity Programs in Engineering and organizes professional development sessions for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers annual conference. Additionally, Dr. Hernandez serves on committees for the Orthopaedic Research Society and the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.
- Hernandez, C.J., Guss, J.D., Luna, M., Goldring, S.R. (2016) “Links Between the Microbiome and Bone” J Bone Miner Res. 31 (9): 1638-46.
Selected Awards and Honors
- Fuller Albright Award, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, 2018
- Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2017
- Zellman Warhaft Faculty Commitment to Diversity Award, Cornell University, 2017
- B.S. (Engineering Science (Biomedical Engineering)), Harvard University, 1996
- M.S. (Mechanical Engineering), Stanford University, 1997
- Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering), Stanford University, 2001
In the News
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