Dr. Hernandez is a cardiologist with extensive experience in clinical research ranging from clinical trials to outcomes and health services research. He is Vice Dean for Clinical Research in the School of Medicine and a Faculty Associate Director of the DCRI. He leads research programs focused on understanding population health, generating real-world evidence, and improving patient-centered outcomes through development of new therapies and better care delivery in our national health system. He is the Coordinating Center Principal Investigator for multiple networks and clinical trials such as the NHLBI’s Heart Failure Clinical Research Network, PCORI’s National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet) and NIH’s Health System Collaboratory. A central aim of these networks is to transform clinical research by uniting patients, clinicians, health systems, and electronic health data to improve population health and decision making. Dr. Hernandez has over 450 published articles in top peer-reviewed journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, and Lancet.
Mann DL, Greene SJ, Givertz MM, Vader JM, Starling RC, Ambrosy AP, et al. Sacubitril/Valsartan in Advanced Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction: Rationale and Design of the LIFE Trial. Jacc Heart Fail. 2020 Oct;8(10):789–99.
Simon GE, Richesson RL, Hernandez AF. Disseminating trial results: We can have both faster and better. Healthcare (Amsterdam, Netherlands). 2020 Sep 24;8(4):100474.
Khan MS, Fonarow GC, McGuire DK, Hernandez AF, Vaduganathan M, Rosenstock J, et al. Glucagon-Like Peptide 1 Receptor Agonists and Heart Failure: The Need for Further Evidence Generation and Practice Guidelines Optimization. Circulation. 2020 Sep 22;142(12):1205–18.