Assistant Director

Yoshira Ornelas Van Horne, PhD

Dr. Yoshira Ornelas Van Horne is the first Latina to receive a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of Arizona. She is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Division of Environmental Health at the University of Southern California. Her research focuses on addressing unequal exposures to harmful contaminants that affect structurally marginalized communities. She is committed to building health equity through community-driven research. Dr. Ornelas Van Horne is passionate about research translation and communication.