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  • Gabriela Hernandez

    Gabriela Hernandez

    Sub Investigator/Rater

    Gabriela Hernandez is a dedicated mental health clinician with over four years of professional
    experience working with children and families and has spent about 7 years developing sills as a mental
    health profession practicing interviewing, testing, and providing crisis intervention strategies. Gabriela
    will be administering cognitive and diagnostic assessments and will work as a Sub Investigator/Rater for
    our clinical research studies.
    Gabriela currently works as a school based mental health specialist for the Imperial County Office of
    Education full time and will be working with our office part time/per diem.
    Gabriela is licensed as an associate marriage and family therapist and an associate professional clinical
    counselor. She received her Master of Arts, M.A. Clinical Counseling with an MFT emphasis from Palo
    Alto University, California in November 2021 and various other trainings and certificates the past few
    years. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Child Psychology from Centro de Esenanza Técnica y Superior
    in Mexicali, BC Mexico in June 2017.


    Ernesto Tiznado, M.D.

    Board Certified Pediatric Neurologist

    Manjusha Kurada, M.D.

    Board Certified Psychiatrist

    Aksel Narvaez

    DNP, FNP-C

    Rater and Therapist
    Erike Apolinar, LMFT

    Sub-Investigator & Rater (Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist)

    Judy Galindo, CCRC

    Director of Research (Certified Clinical Research Coordinator)

    Leslie Michelle Dowling

    Bilingual Clinical Research Coordinator & Phlebotomist

    Rossy Sanchez

    Clinical Research Coordinator

    Leslie Ruiz

    Research Assistant and Pre-Screener/Recruiter

    Emilia Alcala

    Bilingual Research Assistant at Sun Valley Research Center

    Adolfo Ng

    Research Assistant

    Inga Avagyan

    Clinical Research Contractor

    Javier Avendano

    Bilingual Research Assistant at Sun Valley Research Center