Eduardo Alberto Fernandez Cerna, PhD

Professor, Health Sciences

Office: STH 326A
905 688 5550 x3871
efernandez@brocku.ca

I am a Medical Doctor graduated from the National University of Honduras, a degree of master’s in Health Sciences (Public Health) from the John’s Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health and PhD in Health Research Methodology from McMaster University. My professional experience includes the development of Participatory Research on Vector borne disease, Health Surveillance, Pandemics, Environmental Health. I have been at Brock teaching Public Health and Medical Sciences for 12 years. I am currently teaching courses on Pharmacology, Global Health, Pathophysiology, Pandemics and Environmental Health

  • Aedes aegypti control
  • Predictive models for dengue fever
  • Impact of venomous snake bites In Central America
  • Treatment/Vaccine development for dengue fever
  • Americas’ Board of Dengue Prevention and Control
  • Central American and Caribbean Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine
  • Honduras Medical Board
  • Mc Master University Alumni

Fernández, E., Smieja, M., Walter, S. D., & Loeb, M. (2017). A retrospective  cohort study to predict severe dengue in Honduran patients.  BMC Infectious Diseases , 17 , 676. http://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-017-2800-3

Fernandez, E.A. Curr Treat Options Infect Dis (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40506-017-0132-x

Fernández E, Smieja M, Walter SD, Loeb M.(2016). A predictive model to differentiate dengue from other febrile illness . BMC Infect Dis. 2016 Nov 22; 16(1):694

Solorzano O, Flores G, Sherman C, Fernandez E. (2016). Guidelines for the development of Health Situation Boardrooms in Honduras. Ministry of Health of Honduras.

Zeron Izaguirre-FA, Bonilla AV, Galeas JJ Fernandez E (2015). Clinical Conditions of patients in post-caesarea  with infected surgical wound in two hospitals [Condiciones clínico-quirúrgicas de pacientes pos cesárea con infección de herida en dos centros hospitalarios].. Revista Médica de los Post Grados de Medicina – UNAH Revista Médica de los Post Grados de Medicina – UNAH Vol. 18,, Suplemento 2015 35T

Mertz D, Kim TH, Johnstone J, Lam P-P, Science M, Fernandez E. et al. (2014) Populations at Risk for Severe or Complicated Avian Influenza H5N1: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLoS ONE 9(3): e89697. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0089697

  • Principles of Pharmacology
  • Integrated Cardiovascular Pharmacology
  • Pathophysiology of the Metabolic Syndrome
  • Global Health
  • Pandemics and their Social Impact
  • Environmental Health

I have experience working in health services, in several areas of Epidemiology and Public Health and recently I joined the Network of Volunteer Food Advisers of the Niagara Health Region working with community organizations