India Ornelas is Interim Chair and Professor in the Department of Health Systems and Population Health at the University of Washington. She collaborates with communities to address racial/ethnic health disparities. Dr. Ornelas currently teaches and mentors students in the areas of social determinants of health, health promotion and community engagement. She received a bachelor’s degree from Brown University, a MPH from the University of Washington and a PhD in Health Behavior from the University of North Carolina. She is a queer Latina mother and native of the Pacific Northwest.

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Today, the Aspen Institute announced its 2023 Aspen Institute Ascend Fellows, 20 leaders from across the United States who are transforming systems so that all children and families can thrive.
Ascend FellowshipOctober 10, 2023