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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
Seattle, WA 98195-9455

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. 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


Kerr DC, Ornelas IJ, Lilly MM, Calhoun R, Meischke H. Participant Engagement in and Perspectives on a Web-Based Mindfulness Intervention for 9-1-1 Telecommunicators: Multimethod Study. J Med Internet Res. 2019 Jun 19;21(6):e13449. doi: 10.2196/13449.  PMID: 31219045
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Ornelas IJ, Doyle SR, Torres VN, Serrano SE, Duran B, Donovan DM. Vida PURA: results from a pilot randomized trial of a culturally adapted screening and brief intervention to reduce unhealthy alcohol use among Latino day laborers. Transl Behav Med. 2019 Jun 17. pii: ibz071. doi: 10.1093/tbm/ibz071. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 31206579
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Bensley KM, McGinnis KA, Fortney J, Chan KCG, Dombrowski JC, Ornelas I, Edelman EJ, Goulet JL, Satre DD, Justice AC, Fiellin DA, Williams EC. Patterns of Alcohol Use Among Patients Living With HIV in Urban, Large Rural, and Small Rural Areas. J Rural Health. 2018 Oct 19. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12326. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 30339740    PMCID: PMC6502702
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Bensley KM, Fortney J, Chan G, Dombrowski JC, Ornelas I, Rubinsky AD, Lapham GT, Glass JE, Williams EC. Differences in Receipt of Alcohol-Related Care Across Rurality Among VA Patients Living With HIV With Unhealthy Alcohol Use. J Rural Health. 2019 Jan 31. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12345. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 30703856
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Bekemeier B, Park S, Backonja U, Ornelas I, Turner AM. Data, capacity-building, and training needs to address rural health inequities in the Northwest United States: a qualitative study. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2019 Apr 16. pii: ocz037. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocz037. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 30990561
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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
Help Wanted: Social and Economic Stressors and Mental Health among Latino Day Laborers

2017
Chair, capstone for Khanh Ho
Video Intervention Promoting Cervical Cancer Screening among Karen-Burmese and Nepali-Bhutanese Refugee Women: A Pilot Study

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Hannon           Dates:    9/30/2019 - 9/29/2024

SHARE-NW: Solutions in Health Analytics for Rural Equity across the Northwest
HHS Office of Minority Health
PI:   Bekemeier           Dates:    7/1/2019 - 6/30/2020

Cooking for Health
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Fretts           Dates:    12/1/2018 - 11/30/2019

Center for Health Equity and Workforce Diversity
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
PI:   Frogner           Dates:    9/1/2018 - 8/31/2022

SHARE-NW: Solutions in Health Analytics for Rural Equity in the NW
HHS Office of Minority Health
PI:   Bekemeier           Dates:    7/1/2018 - 6/30/2019

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:    6/1/2018 - 5/31/2019

Cooking for Health
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Fretts           Dates:    4/1/2018 - 3/31/2022

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

SHARE-NW: Solutions in Health Analytics for Rural Equity in the NW
HHS Office of Minority Health
PI:   Bekemeier           Dates:    7/1/2017 - 6/30/2022

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

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