Joseph Hernandez

Assistant Professor

Joseph Hernandez

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior


Dr. Joseph Hernandez is an assistant professor of Psychiatry and Health Behavior. He completed his undergraduate and medical school training at Florida State University College of Medicine in Tallahassee, Florida. He completed his internship, general adult psychiatry residency training and addiction medicine fellowship at Augusta University. Dr. Hernandez joined the faculty in 2019 and is an outpatient psychiatry and addiction medicine doctor at Serenity Behavioral Health. His interests include addictions, depression, anxiety, behavioral change as well as schizophrenia. He uses motivational interviewing to facilitate behavioral change as well as acceptance and mindfulness skills. He provides education on addiction to residents, medical students, physician assistant students and the community at large.

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  • MD, Medicine Florida State University, 2014

  • BS, Biology/Biological Sciences, G Florida State University, 2009


  • ABP GA Composite Medical Brd, 2017

  • PHY Ga Medical Board, 2014

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • PSRY 5043

    Emergency Psychiatry Extn.
  • RPSY 5000

  • MEDI 5174

    Mod 7: Med Neuro/Behav Health