Events

Research Rounds Presents Dr. Roberto Orellana
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 12:00pm

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU) 333
Free and Open to All; Refreshments Will Be Served

Dr. Roberto Orellana, Associate Dean for Research, Associate Professor, School of Social Work
"Social and Structural Forces Shaping the Intersecting Epidemics of HIV, Drugs, and Trauma.”

Drawing from interdisciplinary and international research, Dr. Orellana will discuss how structural factors (i.e., social, political, economic) continue to fuel the intersecting epidemics of HIV, drug use, and trauma. Studies from Peru, Mexico, Guatemala, and Portland will be used to discuss these problems and their implications for prevention and intervention. 
 
Dr. Orellana is the Associate Dean for Research, and Associate Professor at the School of Social Work. He is also an affiliate faculty member at the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, and the Department of Indigenous Nations Studies. Dr. Orellana has held Visiting Research appointments at the Columbia University School of Social Work, OSU’s College of Health & Human Science, UCSD’s Department of Global Public Health, and the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Orellana has experience in the science of HIV and substance abuse prevention research with vulnerable populations, especially indigenous populations, and other racial/ethnic and sexual minorities in the U.S. and Latin America. 
 
His research experience includes epidemiological and behavioral surveillance studies in Peru, Guatemala, Mexico, New York City, and Portland. He has also conducted ethnographic and community-based research with diverse communities from Harlem in NYC to Downtown Portland, to indigenous villages in the Amazon jungle.
 
Dr. Orellana received a BA in Psychology, a Master of Social Work (Mental Health), a Master of Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences) and a Graduate Certificate in Global Health from the University of Washington. He also received a Master of Philosophy and a Ph.D. in Social Work from Columbia University.