• 2 Citations
  • 1 h-Index

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Dr. Fernando is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics with training in epidemiology. His community-based research is largely focused on the impact of health disparities in children and teens across various cultural, gender, and socioeconomic parameters. Dr. Fernando has extensively studied body types and other risk factors for children and teens with early-onset type 2 diabetes mellitus. Most recently, he initiated studies examining new ways to improve health literacy by delivering relevant and sound nutrition, asthma, and obesity prevention education to low-income disparate populations in Fort Worth through the use of the new Pediatric Mobile Clinic.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Epidemiology, UNT Health Science Center

BS in Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst

MS in Epidemiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Research Output

  • 2 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 4 Article

Uptake of cancer screenings among a multiethnic refugee population in North Texas, 2014-2018

Milenkov, A. R., Felini, M., Baker, E., Acharya, R., Diese, E. L., Onsa, S., Fernando, S. & Chor, H., 1 Jan 2020, In : PLoS ONE. 15, 3, e0230675.

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Open Access
  • How often parents make decisions with their children is associated with obesity

    Rahman, A., Fulda, K. G., Franks, S. F., Fernando, S. I., Habiba, N. & Muzaffar, O., 25 Sep 2018, In : BMC Pediatrics. 18, 1, 311.

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  • Liver Biomarkers and Lipid Profiles in Mexican and Mexican-American 10- to 14-Year-Old Adolescents at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

    Fernández-Gaxiola, A. C., Valdés-Ramos, R., Fulda, K. G., López, A. L. G., Martínez-Carrillo, B. E., Franks, S. F. & Fernando, S., 1 Jan 2017, In : Journal of Diabetes Research. 2017, 4262536.

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  • Correlation of Lipid Profile and Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in 10-14 Year Old Children

    Habiba, N. M., Fulda, K. G., Basha, R., Shah, D., Fernando, S., Nguyen, B., Xiong, Y., Franks, S. F., Matches, S. J., Magie, R. D. & Bowman, W. P., 1 Nov 2016, In : Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry. 39, 5, p. 1695-1704 10 p.

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  • 2 Scopus citations