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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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