Raymond Hernandez

Postdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate


Insufficient recovery from the demands of everyday life (e.g., work, schoolwork, caregiving, etc.) can lead to lower well-being and performance. Regardless of this fact, the need for more recovery (e.g., time for relaxing/chilling) is often ignored until more serious issues such as burnout arise. I am interested in helping to develop measurements capturing workload exposure (e.g., self- reports of workload experienced over whole days) and the need for recovery (e.g., level of momentary cognitive performance with the assumption that it is lower with insufficient recovery). The hope is that such measures can help make the level of need for recovery time more obvious, and be of use for a variety of individuals including workers, employers, ergonomists, psychologists, and lifestyle redesign practitioners. Methodologically, I am interested in psychometrics and longitudinal data analysis. 


  • Ph.D. Occupational Science, USC Chan Division of OS/OT, 2021
  • M.S. Occupational Therapy, California State University, Dominguez Hills, 2015