Alison Hernandez, RN, PhD

Legislative Assistant, Office of U.S. Congressman Steven Horsford (D-NV)

2019 Fellow

Alison Hernandez is a bi-lingual, bi-cultural Mexican-American registered nurse. She has her PhD in Nursing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Currently, Alison is a Legislative Assistant with the Office of U.S. Congressman Steven Horsford (D-NV). Her long-term goal is to to help develop and implement culturally-competent policies that align with our increasingly-diverse and aging population. She is committed to helping scientists & clinicians learn how they can communicate and inform policymakers. Previously, she was a Disability Policy Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Northwestern University’s Center for Education in Health Sciences. She is trained as a bio-behavioral health researcher and has a broad interest in older adult health and longevity as well as science and communication. Her research focused on physical activity promotion for older adults with chronic health conditions.

Capstone Conversation: How Nurses Can Influence Health Policy

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Office of U.S. Congresswoman Donna Shalala