India J. Ornelas

Professor, Health Systems and Population Health

University of Washington
Box 351621
3980 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98195-1621


Research Interests

Racial and ethnic health disparities; social determinants of health; Latino and immigrant populations; American Indian populations; health promotion interventions; community-based participatory research; cancer prevention; mental health; substance use; coronavirus

Health Systems & Population Health Biography


PhD Health Education, Health Behavior, University of North Carolina, 2009

MPH Health Services, University of Washington, 1999

BA Health and Society, Brown University, 1996

In the News

Ornelas Named 2023 Aspen Institute Ascend Fellow
HSPop News, 10/13/2023

Focus on health needs of those most in need, including Latinx communities
The Seattle Times, 11/17/2020

Seattle health workers march to expose racism as a health crisis
Crosscut, 06/10/2020

SPH welcomes Latino Center for Health
SPH News, 11/20/2017

Testing Interventions to Reduce Mental Health Disparities among Latina Immigrants
SPH News, 10/13/2017

Increasing vegetation through education
The Daily, 05/15/2017

UW Project Boosts Health through Community Gardens in Navajo Nation
SPH News, 03/02/2017

Working across difference
The Daily, 08/04/2016

Diversity Committee Wins 2016 Martin Luther King Award
SPH News, 01/11/2016

Close Up February 2015: India Ornelas
SPH News, 02/03/2015