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Daniel Vélez Ortiz

Title: Assistant Professor, joint appointment with Julian Samora Research Institute
Office Location: 118 Baker Hall; JSRI: 219 S. Harison Road - Kellogg Center Room 48
Phone: 517-353-0758; 517-432-1317
Fax: 517-353-3038; 517-432-2221
E-mail: velezda@msu.edu
Web: http://www.jsri.msu.edu/
Curriculum Vitae


  • 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


  • Research methods (BASW)

We are dedicated to educating students for competent, responsive, and ethical social work practice. Our teaching, research, and outreach seek to promote positive change and social justice for diverse communities, organizations, groups, families, and individuals.
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