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J. Alexis Ortiz

Postdoc at Stanford University Department of Psychiatry
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Alexis Ortiz's dissertation was: Bridging the Gap: A Comparison of Adapted and Standard Version of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction with Latino Populations. She was awarded the Inaugural Division 29 Diversity Research Grant from the Society for Psychotherapy.

Research Interests 

J. Alexis Ortiz will obtain her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of New Mexico in Summer 2015.
Alexis is currently completing her clinical internship at the Palo Alto VA.
Her research interests include stress, coping, and effects on health and health inequities, Latino health inequities, and mindfulness-based interventions.
Alexis' dissertation was entitled "Bridging the Gap: Adapting Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction for Latino Populations".
She has presented research findings at 16 national conferences, 1 regional and 1 local conference. Alexis has co-authored 7 publications (peer-reviewed and book chapters). She feels fortunate to have been selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Doctoral Fellow, American Psychological Association Minority Fellow, New Mexico Center for the Advancement of Research Engagement and Science on Health Disparities, and Ford Foundation Fellow.
Alexis will be starting a postdoctoral position at Stanford University in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Fall of 2015.

The benefits of an RWJF fellowship are tremendous and far-reaching. The aspect of the fellowship that has been most valuable in my experience has been the numerous opportunities to access resources relevant to our progression as researchers. These include networking with senior scholars in our field, leadership sessions, and the conference travel support that the RWJF Center provides.