Daniel Hernandez, M.D. earned his BS degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2012. From there, he attended medical school at the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico, graduating in 2016.
Dr. Hernandez is the Director of Medical Affairs and Hispanic Outreach for the Global Healthy Living Foundation. In this role, he’s been instrumental in advancing the development of comprehensive, Spanish-language resources for patients. He’s introduced innovative social media platforms, including the first use of WhatsApp by a patient organization to deliver health information directly to Hispanics who favor that platform. He co-founded the International Medical Graduate section, which is now part of the National Hispanic Medical Association.
In 2021, he’s also helped launch ArthritisPower Español, the first-ever patient-centered research registry for joint, bone, and inflammatory skin conditions, as well as arthritis and rheumatological manifestations of gastrointestinal tract (GI) conditions. With tens of thousands of consented arthritis patients, the free ArthritisPower mobile and desktop application allow patients to track their disease and participate in voluntary research studies in a secure and accessible manner.
Dr. Hernandez joined the Global Healthy Living Foundation in 2018, serving first as the Medical Advocacy Liaison for CreakyJoints and CreakyJointsEspanol its international, digital health organizations that provide education, support, advocacy and opportunity to people living with all forms of arthritis. He was responsible for developing English and Spanish-language programming that helped patients living with chronic illness, particularly arthritis, advocate for better access to health information and health resources.
On several occasions, Dr. Hernandez has appeared as a featured expert to speak on health disparities in underrepresented communities. These communities include:
• the Panamerican League of Associations for Rheumatology (PANLAR) organization and Foundation FER,
• contributed articles to the Future of Personal Health and interviews to EFE America, the largest Spanish-language wire news service in the world and
• Magazine-PR, and Everyday Health, among others.
His work also led to secure grants to improve relationships between Hispanic people living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and rheumatologists.
Daniel was born in El Paso, Texas