Kerry Hernandez

Associate Program Officer

Kerry Hernandez is an Associate Program Officer for the Helmsley Charitable Trust’s Crohn’s Disease Program. Kerry helps to manage grants that aim to uncover the factors that contribute to Crohn’s disease, which will further our understanding of how to prevent onset and recurrence, delay progression, and avoid complications of the disease.

Before joining Helmsley, Kerry was a postdoctoral fellow in the Neurology Department at Mount Sinai, where she studied neurobiology and worked on the development of therapeutics to combat neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease.

Kerry completed her Ph.D. in Pharmacology at Weill Cornell Medical College and has a B.A. in Neuroscience from Skidmore College. She volunteers as a performer and organizer for Ranjanee Inc., a NYC non-profit that showcases Indian performing arts. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, visiting friends, and taking her dog to the park.