Daniel Vélez Ortiz

Daniel  Vélez Ortiz
  • Associate Professor


  • PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • MSW, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BA, Purdue University


  • Mental health services for older adults
  • Latinos, immigration, racial and ethnic status
  • Integrating systems of care
  • Organizational factors
  • Health technology applications
  • Diversity in higher education


  • Vega, I.E., Cabrera, L.Y., Wygant, C.M., Velez-Ortiz, D., Counts, S.E. (2017). Alzheimer’s Disease in the Latino Community: Intersection of Genetics and Social Determinants of Health. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, (58) 4, 979-992. doi: 10.3233/JAD-161261
  • Martinez, R.O., Espino, D.V., Santiago, O.J., & Velez Ortiz, D. (2017). The Relationship of Chronic Pain to Attitudes toward Suicide and Physician-Assisted Suicide among Latino and Non-Hispanic White Elders. Journal of Palliative Care and Hospice, 1(1), 1-15.


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