Angela Fernandez, PhD, MPH, LCSW

Position title: Assistant Professor


Phone: 608-265-8335

3177 Signe Skott Cooper Hall

Angela Fernandez

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Michigan, School of Social Work
PhD, University of Washington, School of Social Work
MPH, University of Washington, School of Public Health (Global Health)
MSW, University of Washington, School of Social Work
BSW, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, School of Social Welfare

Angela Fernandez, PhD, MPH, LCSW, joins the School as an Assistant Professor and member of the campus Native American Environment, Health, and Community faculty cluster. A member of the Menominee Nation of Wisconsin, her research program is built on over two decades of combined national and international social work and public health research, practice, teaching, and service experience with Indigenous, Latinx, and other marginalized communities in inpatient and outpatient health care settings, academic settings, non-profit organizations, and the Peace Corps. As a clinician, she has worked with interprofessional teams in inpatient and outpatient care, and holds clinical social work licenses in the states of Wisconsin and Washington. As a prevention scientist, she examines the role of cultural practices and nature contact as protective factors in the prevention of chronic and co-occurring diseases (e.g. mental health, substance abuse, diabetes) among Indigenous peoples.


American Indian Studies (AIS)

Research focus areas

Health Disparities Health Systems & Public Health Mental Health & Substance Use