Daphne Hernandez

Assistant Professor

Department of Health & Human Performance, University of Houston

NLS user since 2004

  • Hernandez, D. C. & Pressler, E. (2015). Gender disparities in the association between cumulative stress and adolescent weight status. Preventive Medicine, 73: 60-66. DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.01.013
  • Hernandez, D. C. & Pressler, E. (2014). Accumulation of childhood poverty on young adult overweight or obese status: Race/ethnicity and gender disparities. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 68, 478-484. DOI: 10.1136/jech-2013-203062.
  • Hernandez, D. C., Pressler, E., Dorius, C., Mitchell, K. S. (2014). Does family instability make girls fat? Gender differences between instability and weight. Journal of Marriage and Family, 76, 199-214. DOI: 10.1111/jomf.12080.
Why I chose NLS data

It is a unique opportunity to have data on women as adolescents and then have similar data on their children over an extended period of time. As a result, researchers are able to examine how the intergenerational transmission of poverty influences child and young adult development and health. The data set also provides a wonderful opportunity to investigate how repeated family experiences throughout childhood (birth to age 18) influences young adult development and health.