India Ornelas’ research focuses on racial and ethnic health disparities, social determinants of health, Latino and immigrant populations, and health promotion interventions. She conducts community-based participatory research– to identify how social and cultural factors influence health disparities in racial/ethnic minority and immigrant communities. She employs both qualitative and quantitative methods in order to obtain a richer understanding of both the causes and consequences of health disparities and design interventions. She has published on these topics in Social Science and Medicine, Annual Review of Public Health and the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. She is currently working with community partners, Casa Latina and El Centro de la Raza, to test an intervention to reduce stress and prevent depression among Latina immigrant women.