India J. Ornelas

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Assistant Professor, Health Services


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

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

Chavez LJ, Ornelas IJ, Lyles CR, Williams EC. Racial/Ethnic workplace discrimination: association with tobacco and alcohol use. Am J Prev Med. 2015 Jan;48(1):42-9. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2014.08.013. Epub 2014 Oct 29.  PMID: 25441232    PMCID: PMC4274219

Ornelas IJ, Allen C, Vaughan C, Williams EC, Negi N. Vida PURA: A Cultural Adaptation of Screening and Brief Intervention to Reduce Unhealthy Drinking among Latino Day Laborers. Subst Abus. 2014 Aug 25:0. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 25153904    PMCID: PMC4390400

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 Jul;38(2):350-4. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2014.06.008. Epub 2014 Jun 18.  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

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

Palliative Care Research Training Grant
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Curtis           Dates:    7/1/2015 - 6/30/2020

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

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