Héctor Hernández-Delgado is a Staff Attorney in the National Health Law Program’s Los Angeles office. Héctor’s work focuses on substance use disorders and legal and policy efforts to address the opioid epidemic. He also works on general health care reform issues both at the federal level and in California.
Before joining National Health Law Program, Héctor worked as a Law Clerk at the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau and at the Office of Hearings at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). He also worked as a Human Rights Intern at the UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in Geneva, and as a Legal Clerk at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in San José, Costa Rica, where his worked focused on the intersection between health and human rights. Héctor received his B.S. in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. He received his J.D. and a Certificate in Health Law from the University of Maryland, and his M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he concentrated in health care systems and policy. He is barred to practice law in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Héctor is an avid sports fan, in particular of baseball and football. He also enjoys watching all types of movies with his wife, Michelle, and maintains a collection of classic noir and neo-noir films.