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Washington: Health Equity Lecture Series: Population Health Challenges for Latinos in the U.S.

Dr. Alex Ortega

Professor and Director of the Center for Population Health and Community Impact

Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health,

Dr. Ortega is known for his research and public advocacy in improving the health and well-being of Latino youth and families in the United States, especially those who are undocumented or are otherwise disenfranchised. He has directed research funded by the National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and philanthropic foundations in a variety of sites and contexts, including Puerto Rico, New England and Southern California.

His observational and intervention research have focused on various issues related to Latino health and health care, including access to and use of health services for youth and families, the impact of the Affordable Care Act on population health and health disparities, mental health services and psychiatric epidemiology, and community-engaged interventions to improve food environments in urban food swamps.

This is the fourth event in the Health Equity Lecture Series, sponsored by the University of Washington Schools of Public Health, Nursing and Social Work.

The event is open to the public. Reception to follow.