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India J. Ornelas

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Assistant Professor, Health Services

Education

PhD   University of North Carolina, 2009   (Health Education, Health Behavior)
MPH   University of Washington, 1999   (Health Services)
BA   Brown University, 1996   (Health and Society)

Contact Info

email:   iornelas@uw.edu

address:
University of Washington
UW Tower, 14th Floor
4333 Brooklyn Ave NE


campus box:   359455
voice:   206-685-8887
fax:   206-616-3135

About

India J. Ornelas teaches in the MPH program and is the faculty lead for the Health Behavior and Social Determinants of Health area of emphasis in the PhD Program. She serves as the Research Director for the Latino Center for Health and the Faculty Champion of Diversity for the School of Public Health. Her research focuses on understanding how social and cultural factors influence the health of Latino and American Indian communities. She also collaborates with communities to develop and test culturally relevant interventions in the areas of mental health, substance use and cancer prevention.


Racial and ethnic health disparities; social determinants of health; Latino and immigrant populations; theory-based interventions; cancer prevention and control; community-based participatory research

  • HSERV 555
    Health Disparities
  • HSERV 580
    Foundations of Health Behavior and Social Determinants of Health


Serafini K, Wendt DC, Ornelas IJ, Doyle SR, Donovan DM. Substance Use and Treatment Outcomes Among Spanish-Speaking Latino/as From Four Acculturation Types. Psychol Addict Behav. 2017 Jan 9. doi: 10.1037/adb0000245. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 28068121
  


Farias AJ, Ornelas IJ, Hohl SD, Zeliadt SB, Hansen RN, Li CI, Thompson B. Exploring the role of physician communication about adjuvant endocrine therapy among breast cancer patients on active treatment: a qualitative analysis. Support Care Cancer. 2017 Jan;25(1):75-83.  PMID: 27557832    PMCID: PMC5130881
   


Farias AJ, Hansen RN, Zeliadt SB, Ornelas IJ, Li CI, Thompson B. The Association Between Out-of-Pocket Costs and Adherence to Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy Among Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Patients. Am J Clin Oncol. 2016 Nov 23. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 27893470
  


Zhang Y, Ornelas IJ, Do HH, Magarati M, Jackson JC, Taylor VM. Provider Perspectives on Promoting Cervical Cancer Screening Among Refugee Women. J Community Health. 2016 Nov 12. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 27838808
  


Farias AJ, Hansen RN, Zeliadt SB, Ornelas IJ, Li CI, Thompson B. Factors Associated with Adherence to Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy Among Privately Insured and Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Patients: A Quantile Regression Analysis. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2016 Aug;22(8):969-78. doi: 10.18553/jmcp.2016.22.8.969.  PMID: 27459660    PMCID: PMC4978119
   


2013
Member, thesis committee for Dale Terasaki
Physical activity, length of residence, and vehicle ownership among U.S. immigrants: An analysis of the 2003 New Immigrants Survey

Year 2 Progress Report: Using Brief Interventions to Reduce Unhealthy Drinking Among Latino Day Laborers
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
PI:   Ornelas           Dates:    9/1/2016 - 8/31/2017

Progress Report: Using Brief Interventions to Reduce Unhealthy Drinking Among Latino Day Laborers
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
PI:   Ornelas           Dates:    9/1/2015 - 8/31/2016

An Intervention to Promote Navajo Gardening, Nutrition and Community Wellness
Dine College
PI:   Beresford           Dates:    2/1/2015 - 1/31/2016

Tribal Colleges and Universities Behavior Wellness Study (TCU-BeWell)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Duran           Dates:    7/1/2014 - 6/30/2015

Using Brief Interventions to Reduce Unhealthy Drinking Among Latino Day Laborers
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Ornelas           Dates:    7/1/2014 - 6/30/2017

Tribal Colleges and Universities Behavior Wellness Study (TCU-BeWell)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Duran           Dates:    4/1/2013 - 3/31/2018

Understanding the Relationship between Discrimination and Health in Latinos
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC)
PI:   Ornelas           Dates:    7/1/2011 - 6/30/2014