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India J. Ornelas

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Associate 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



Santos CA, Williams EC, Rodriguez J, Ornelas IJ. Sexual Health in a Social and Cultural Context: a Qualitative Study of Young Latina Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Women. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2017 Jun 22. doi: 10.1007/s40615-016-0327-8. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 28643268
  


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    PMCID: PMC5409861
   


Serrano SE, Serafini K, Eller N, Torres VN, Donovan D, Ornelas IJ. Vida PURA: An assessment of the fidelity of promotor-delivered screening and brief intervention to reduce unhealthy alcohol use among Latino day laborers. J Ethn Subst Abuse. 2017 Apr 4:1-13. doi: 10.1080/15332640.2017.1300557. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 28375699
  


Terasaki D, Ornelas I, Saelens B. Length of Residence and Vehicle Ownership in Relation to Physical Activity Among U.S. Immigrants. J Immigr Minor Health. 2017 Apr;19(2):484-488. doi: 10.1007/s10903-016-0361-y.  PMID: 26868494
  


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    PMCID: PMC5344722
   


2017
Member, dissertation committee for Kara Bensley
Racial/Ethnic and Rural Differences in Alcohol Use, Care and Related Outcomes among VA Patients Living with HIV

2017
Member, thesis committee for Andre Carvalho
Racial/Ethnic Differences in Head and Neck Cancer Survival Rates

2017
Chair, thesis committee for Clara Hill
Patterns of Mental Health Among Latino Day Laborers

2017
Chair, capstone for Khanh Ho
Educational Video as a Cervical Cancer Screening Intervention in Bhutanese and Burmese Communities

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

Amigas Latinas Motivando el Alma (ALMA): A Randomized Control Trial of an Intervention to Reduce Mental Health Disparities in Mexican Immigrant Women
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Ornelas           Dates:    9/1/2017 - 8/31/2022

Tribal Colleges and Universities Behavior Wellness Study
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Duran           Dates:    7/1/2017 - 6/30/2018

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

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:    7/1/2014 - 6/30/2015

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