Topic 4: Health Care Training in a Virtual Reality Environment
Rosalba Hernandez, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Social Work
December 6, 2018 (12-1 p.m.)
School of Social Work, Room 2015
Dr. Hernandez’s interests are in exploring the link between positive psychological well-being and cardiovascular health, particularly in underserved minority populations. She explores whether characteristics like optimism and resilience are associated with low-risk cardiovascular disease profiles, and whether interventions geared toward increasing psychological well-being can favorably impact subclinical and clinical manifestations of disease. Dr. Hernandez’s goal is to employ theories from positive psychology to help inform primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease and diabetes in Hispanic/Latino and African American adults.