Alex Ortega

Alex Ortega, PhD, is Professor of Health Policy and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Science at UCLA. He is Director of the UCLA Center for Population Health & Health Disparities and Associate Director of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center. He has also served as Director of the UCLA Institute for Social Research. Prior to his UCLA appointment, he was on the public health faculty at Yale University.

Professor Ortega is an internationally recognized expert on the application of epidemiological methods in health services research, and his work focuses on the physical, medical, and mental health needs of Latino children and their families both in the United States and in the U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. He has also published health research on the homeless, military veterans, and undocumented immigrants. He is the 2008 recipient of the Distinguished Nationally Known Public Health Professional Award by the Latino Caucus of the American Public Health Association.

Alex Ortega

Professor of Health Policy and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Science at UCLA

Areas of expertise: Public Health, Health Disparities, Health Needs of Latino Children and Families, Epidemiology

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information:

 aortega@ucla.edu (310) 206-0199

Heard on NPR Morning Edition: It Takes More Than A Produce Aisle To Refresh A Food Desert

Heard on Zócalo Public Square: UCLA Epidemiologist Alex Ortega on Whether Menu Labeling Works

Added February 2015

Last Verified: February 2015