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Isabel Fernandez

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentPublic Health Sciences
AddressPublic Health Sciences
265 Crittenden Blvd.
Rochester NY 14642
Other Positions
TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentPediatrics

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
DepartmentCenter for Community Health

 
 Awards And Honors
1981     Honors Diploma  | Medical School, National University of Buenos Aires
1984     XIV Latin-American Pediatrics Congress Fellowship  | Cuban Government
1992     Predissertation Fieldwork Grant, MacArthur Interdisciplinary Program on Peace & International Cooperation  | University of Minnesota
1992     Alumni Association Fellowship  | School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
1993     Indirect Recovery Funds Award  | Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota
1998     Student Research Award  | Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota
 
 Overview
Research: The epidemiology of growth and nutrition in children, particularly malnutrition and obesity in children and adolescents, assessment of nutritional status, and societal determinants of nutritional conditions. Dr. Fernandez is a nutritional epidemiologist interested in the two ends of the nutritional status continuum. She has examined the determinants of wasting and stunting in children in developing countries using data from the World Health Organization. Dr. Fernandez is currently focusing in weight gain prevention and obesity in the United States. In particular, Dr. Fernandez is interested in the synergism between individual nutrition and physical activity behaviors and the environment. She is currently conducting a group-randomized trial testing environmental interventions for worksite weight gain prevention and qualitative research on how the everyday life of low income families with school-age children influence the ability to make healthy nutrition and physical activity choices.

 
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  1. Brownell EA, Fernandez ID, Fisher SG, Howard CR, Ternullo SR, Lawrence RA, Duckett JW, Dozier AM. The effect of immediate postpartum depot medroxyprogesterone on early breastfeeding cessation. Contraception. 2013 Jun; 87(6):836-43.
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  2. Narang S, Fernandez ID, Chin N, Lerner N, Weinberg GA. Bacteremia in children with sickle hemoglobinopathies. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2012 Jan; 34(1):13-6.
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  3. Brownell EA, Fernandez ID, Howard CR, Fisher SG, Ternullo SR, Buckley RJ, Dozier AM. A systematic review of early postpartum medroxyprogesterone receipt and early breastfeeding cessation: evaluating the methodological rigor of the evidence. Breastfeed Med. 2012 Feb; 7(1):10-8.
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  4. Fernandez ID, Hoffmire CA, Olson CM. Gestational weight gain in adolescents: a comparison to the new Institute of Medicine recommendations. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2011 Dec; 24(6):368-75.
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  5. Eisenberg KW, van Wijngaarden E, Fisher SG, Korfmacher KS, Campbell JR, Fernandez ID, Cochran J, Geltman PL. Blood lead levels of refugee children resettled in Massachusetts, 2000 to 2007. Am J Public Health. 2011 Jan; 101(1):48-54.
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  6. Bryant LL, Chin NP, Cottrell LA, Duckles JM, Fernandez ID, Garces DM, Keyserling TC, McMilin CR, Peters KE, Samuel-Hodge CD, Tu SP, Vu MB, Fitzpatrick AL. Perceptions of cardiovascular health in underserved communities. Prev Chronic Dis. 2010 Mar; 7(2):A30.
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  7. Fernandez ID, Su H, Winters PC, Liang H. Association of workplace chronic and acute stressors with employee weight status: data from worksites in turmoil. J Occup Environ Med. 2010 Jan; 52 Suppl 1:S34-41.
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  8. Goetzel RZ, Gibson TB, Short ME, Chu BC, Waddell J, Bowen J, Lemon SC, Fernandez ID, Ozminkowski RJ, Wilson MG, DeJoy DM. A multi-worksite analysis of the relationships among body mass index, medical utilization, and worker productivity. J Occup Environ Med. 2010 Jan; 52 Suppl 1:S52-8.
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  9. Lande MB, Pearson TA, Vermilion RP, Auinger P, Fernandez ID. Elevated blood pressure, race/ethnicity, and C-reactive protein levels in children and adolescents. Pediatrics. 2008 Dec; 122(6):1252-7.
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  10. Fernandez ID, Olson CM, De Ver Dye T. Discordance in the assessment of prepregnancy weight status of adolescents: a comparison between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sex- and age-specific body mass index classification and the Institute of Medicine-based classification used for maternal weight gain guidelines. J Am Diet Assoc. 2008 Jun; 108(6):998-1002.
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  11. Pratt CA, Fernandez ID, Stevens VJ. Introduction and overview of worksite studies. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2007 Nov; 15 Suppl 1:1S-3S.
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  12. Devine CM, Nelson JA, Chin N, Dozier A, Fernandez ID. "Pizza is cheaper than salad": assessing workers' views for an environmental food intervention. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2007 Nov; 15 Suppl 1:57S-68S.
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  13. Pratt CA, Lemon SC, Fernandez ID, Goetzel R, Beresford SA, French SA, Stevens VJ, Vogt TM, Webber LS. Design characteristics of worksite environmental interventions for obesity prevention. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2007 Sep; 15(9):2171-80.
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  14. Yawman D, McIntosh S, Fernandez D, Auinger P, Allan M, Weitzman M. The use of Spanish by medical students and residents at one university hospital. Acad Med. 2006 May; 81(5):468-73.
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  15. Basu SK, Fernandez ID, Fisher SG, Asselin BL, Lyman GH. Length of stay and mortality associated with febrile neutropenia among children with cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2005 Nov 1; 23(31):7958-66.
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  16. Kaba NK, Francis CW, Moss AJ, Zareba W, Oakes D, Knox KL, Fernández ID, Rainwater DL. Effects of lipids and lipid-lowering therapy on hemostatic factors in patients with myocardial infarction. J Thromb Haemost. 2004 May; 2(5):718-25.
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  17. Horan JT, Liesveld JL, Fernandez ID, Lyman GH, Phillips GL, Lerner NB, Fisher SG. Survival after HLA-identical allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell and bone marrow transplantation for hematologic malignancies: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2003 Aug; 32(3):293-8.
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  18. De Ver Dye T, Fernandez ID, Rains A, Fershteyn Z. Recent studies in the epidemiologic assessment of physical activity, fetal growth, and preterm delivery: a narrative review. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2003 Jun; 46(2):415-22.
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  19. Fernandez ID, Himes JH, de Onis M. Prevalence of nutritional wasting in populations: building explanatory models using secondary data. Bull World Health Organ. 2002; 80(4):282-91.
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  20. Lumbreras C, Fernandez I, Velosa J, Munn S, Sterioff S, Paya CV. Infectious complications following pancreatic transplantation: incidence, microbiological and clinical characteristics, and outcome. Clin Infect Dis. 1995 Mar; 20(3):514-20.
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