Emily Hendrick, Ph.D., MPH

Emily Hendrick, Ph.D., MPH

Teaching Assistant Professor

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Emily Hendrick’s public health practice experience includes planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating public health programming in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean for nonprofit and governmental organizations. Specifically, she has worked in adolescent reproductive and sexual health (RSH) promotion programs in Nevada, in HIV-prevention programs in Honduras and the Eastern Caribbean, in substance abuse and violence prevention programs for youth in Texas, and in school-based health center programming in California. Her research interests include understanding and reducing maternal, child and adolescent health (MCAH) disparities by investigating the determinants of health behaviors and health across the life course and generations.

Hendrick’s teaching philosophy and methods are derived from her community and university teaching experiences, and from her formal university-level pedagogy training at UW Madison, UT Austin and UC Berkeley. She takes great joy in incorporating examples from her own public health practice and research experiences into courses to demonstrate the practicality of course content in real-world public health practice and research.



  • Carpenter, E. Everett, B., Greene, M., Haider, S., Hendrick, C.E., Higgins, J. (2020) Pregnancy (im)possibilities. Queer women’s pregnancy desires, considerations, and needs in the context of pregnancy prevention. In press at Social Work in Healthcare.
  • Eilers, M., Hendrick, C.E., Pérez-Escamilla, R., Potter, J. (2020). Breastfeeding initiation, duration, and supplementation among Mexican-origin women delivering in Texas. In press at Pediatrics.
  • Cone, J., Hendrick, C.E., Owotomo, O., Al-Hamoodah, L., Maslowsky, J. (2019) Long term educational and economic outcomes among repeat versus first-time teen mothers. Youth and Society.
  • Hendrick, C.E., Cone, J., Cirullo, J., Maslowsky, J. (2019). Determinants of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) initial and continued use among adolescents in the United States. Adolescent Research Review.
  • Maslowsky, J., Powers, D., Hendrick, C.E., Al-Hamoodah, L. (2019). County-level clustering of repeat versus first teen births in the United States, 2015-2017. Journal of Adolescent Health.
  • Higgins J., Carpenter E., Everett B., Greene M., Haider S., Hendrick C.E. (2019). Complex pathways between sexual orientation and health outcomes: Sexual minority women and contraceptive use. American Journal of Public Health.
  • Greene, M.Z., Carpenter, E., Hendrick, C.E., Haider, S., Everett, B.G., & Higgins, J.A. (2019). Sexual minority women’s experiences with sexual identity disclosure in contraceptive care. Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • Hendrick, C.E., Maslowsky, J. (2019). Teen mothers’ educational attainment and their children’s risk for teenage childbearing. Developmental Psychology.
  • Luecke, E., Cohen, A., Brillante, M., Rehkopf, D., Coyle, J., Hendrick, C.E., Abrams, B. (2019). Similarities in maternal weight and birth weight across pregnancies and across sisters. Maternal and Child Health Journal.
  • Hendrick, C.E., Maslowsky, J. (2018). Personality and alcohol use disorder. In Virgil Zeigler-Hill and Todd K. Shackelford (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences.
  • Hendrick, C.E., Marteleto, L. (2017). Maternal household decision-making autonomy and adolescent education in Honduras. Population Research and Policy Review.
  • Hendrick, C.E., Potter, J.E. (2016). Nativity, country of education, and Mexican American women’s breastfeeding behaviors the first ten months postpartum. Birth.
  • Hendrick, C.E., Canfield, C. (2016). HIV risk-reduction prevention interventions targeting African American adolescent women: A systematic review. Adolescent Research Review.
  • Cohen, A.K., Kazi, C., Headena, I., Rehkopf, D.H., Hendrick, C.E., Abrams, B. (2016). Educational attainment and gestational weight gain among US mothers. Women’s Health Issues.
  • Maslowsky, J., Frost, S., Hendrick, C.E., Trujillo, F., & Merajver, S. (2016). Effects of postpartum mobile phone-based education on maternal and infant health in Ecuador. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics.
  • Hendrick, C.E., Cance, J., Maslowsky, J. (2016). Peer and individual risk factors in adolescence explaining the relationship between girls’ pubertal timing and teenage childbearing. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.
  • Hendrick, C.E., Cohen A.K., Deardorff J, Cance J.D. (2016). Biological and socio-cultural factors during the school years predicting women’s lifetime educational attainment. Journal of School Health.



  • Post-doctoral Fellowship: Health Disparities Research Scholars, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2019
  • Ph.D., Health Behavior and Health Education, The University of Texas at Austin, 2017
  • MPH, Maternal and Child Health, University of California, Berkeley, 2011
  • BS, Nutritional Sciences, University of Nevada, Reno, 2000
Contact Info

Email: ehendrick@unr.edu