Daniel Vélez Ortiz, PhD, MSW

Associate Professor, School of Social Work; Associate Professor, Julian Samora Research Institute

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Dr. Daniel Vélez Ortiz is an Assistant Professor with appointments at both the Michigan State University School of Social Work and the Julian Samora Research Institute. He received both his M.S.W. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. His areas of research interest focus on mental health services, community service integration, Latino older adults, and organizational factors. His long-term work aims to integrate community mental health literacy and services into community spaces where older adults, particularly Latino groups, naturally gather. Dr. Vélez Ortiz has deep commitment to an applied focus in his research, where he has advanced knowledge with an emphasis on cultural issues and gaps in service delivery for Latinos and other minorities across different age groups.

Current Research Interests:

  • 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

Website | Email | Phone: 517-353-0758

Research Areas: Mental HealthAging PopulationsLatinx PopulationsImmigrationRace & EthnicityIntegrating Systems of CareeHealth Interventions

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