MPH, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan
BA, Geography, UCLA
Born and raised in California's central valley, Lexie Ornelas (she/her) is interested in how the built and social environment influences youth exposure to violence, and how those exposures directly impact mental health outcomes.She is committed to studying social inequities and the consequences of structural discrimination perpetuate community health disparities. Given her research interests lie at the intersection of public health and urban planning, she employs a social justice and community development lens to approach social inequities.
Lexie received her BA in Geography, with a minor in global health, from UCLA and her Master in Public Health in Health Behavior and Health Education, with a certificate in social epidemiology, from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.