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Selena Ortiz

About Selena Ortiz

Selena E. Ortiz, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Administration & Demography at The Pennsylvania State University. She earned a BA in sociology from the University of California Berkeley, an MPH in health policy from the University of Arizona, and her PhD in health policy and health services from UCLA. Prior to her appointment at Penn State in 2015, Selena was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar (Cohort 11) at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies and a non-resident fellow at the ASH Center for Democracy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Her mixed-methods research focuses on the social determinants of health, health disparities, and processes related to health policy formation, implementation, and evaluation.

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