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India J. Ornelas
Assistant Professor

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

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

Teaching   (Department of Health Services Courses)

Recent Publications

Coronado GD, Jimenez R, Martinez-Gutierrez J, McLerran D, Ornelas I, Patrick D, Gutierrez R, Bishop S, Beresford SA. Multi-level Intervention to increase participation in mammography screening: ¬°Fortaleza Latina! study design. Contemp Clin Trials. 2014 Jun 18;38(2):350-354. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2014.06.008. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 24952281

Tran AN, Ornelas IJ, Kim M, Perez G, Green M, Lyn MJ, Corbie-Smith G. Results from a pilot promotora program to reduce depression and stress among immigrant latinas. Health Promot Pract. 2014 May;15(3):365-72. doi: 10.1177/1524839913511635. Epub 2013 Dec 13.  PMID: 24334543

Tran AN, Ornelas IJ, Perez G, Green MA, Lyn M, Corbie-Smith G. Evaluation of Amigas Latinas Motivando el Alma (ALMA): A Pilot Promotora Intervention Focused on Stress and Coping Among Immigrant Latinas. J Immigr Minor Health. 2014 Apr;16(2):280-9. doi: 10.1007/s10903-012-9735-y.  PMID: 23117693

Lombard KA, Beresford SA, Ornelas IJ, Topaha C, Becenti T, Thomas D, Vela JG. Healthy gardens/healthy lives: Navajo perceptions of growing food locally to prevent diabetes and cancer. Health Promot Pract. 2014 Mar;15(2):223-31. doi: 10.1177/1524839913492328. Epub 2013 Jul 12.  PMID: 23855020    PMCID: PMC3888830

Perreira KM, Ornelas I. Painful Passages: Traumatic Experiences and Post-Traumatic Stress among Immigrant Latino Adolescents and their Primary Caregivers. Int Migr Rev. 2013 Dec;47(4). doi: 10.1111/imre.12050.  PMID: 24385676    PMCID: PMC3875301

Dissertation, Thesis & Capstone Committees (recent HSERV graduates)

Member, thesis committee for Dale Terasaki
How vehicle ownership affects the relationship between acculturation and physicial activlity: A cross-sectional study

External Funding (sampling of recent awards from UW SAGE data)

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

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