Maria Hernandez-Reif

Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, and Director of the Pediatric Development Research (PDR) lab, University of Alabama, USA

About the author:

I study maternal-child health and young children’s development. Currently, I am interested in studying Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) and how these factors contribute to health outcomes of mothers and babies, particularly those who have low resources.

What I want to achieve:

I like to contribute to the understanding of infant and toddler development, and how improving maternal health leads to better child outcomes.

My previous positions:

  • Co-Director of the Touch Research Institute, University of Miami, Miami, Florida