Yoshira Ornelas Van Horne, PhD

Yoshi is a first-generation college graduate and received a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of Arizona. Yoshi is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Division of Environmental Health at the University of Southern California where she received a Diversity Supplement Award from NIEHS. Her dissertation focused on working with the Diné communities impacted by the Gold King Mine Spill to develop a community-based risk assessment and collaborated with community partners to ensure the dissemination of culturally appropriate results. Yoshi’s research focuses on addressing unequal exposures to harmful contaminants that affect structurally marginalized communities.