Fernando A Ospina, MA

Fernando A Ospina, MA
Fernando A Ospina, MA

Clinical Instructor, Department of Psychiatry


Biosketch

Fernando Ospina is Co-Executive Director of Eliminating Racism & Creating/Celebrating Equity (ERACCE) and an apprentice with Crossroads Antiracism Organizing and Training. He is an Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership Advisory Board member and on the Kalamazoo Public Library Antiracism Transformation Team. He has a Master's degree in Conflict Resolution from the University of Denver Korbel School of International Studies and a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver Morgridge College of Education.

Mr. Ospina is currently pursuing a doctorate in sociology with Western Michigan University. He has experience working with youth and adults charged with violent and nonviolent crimes. He has facilitated anger management classes and treatment classes for male and female domestic violence offenders. He is driven by the desire to create a world in which people live harmonious, authentic lives.

  • Education and Training

    • MA 2013, Counseling Psychology, University of Denver
    • MA 2013, Conflict Resolution, University of Denver
    • BA 2006, Philosophy, University of Florida
  • Language Fluency

    • Spanish, fluent
  • Research

    • Racism or Race Relation
    • Conflict and Mediation
  • Publications

    • Chahin S., Damashek A., Ospina F., Dickson C. Evaluation of a Safe Sleep Training for Home Visitors and Their Clients Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. 2021

    • Kothari C.L., Paul R., Dormitorio B., Ospina F., James A., Lenz D., Baker K., Curtis A., Wiley J. The interplay of race, socioeconomic status and neighborhood residence upon birth outcomes in a high black infant mortality community SSM - Population Health. 2016;2:859-867.

  • Presentations

    • Race and Intersectionality: Women's Stories of Powerlessness and Invisibility in Healthcare. Allen E, Jackson Y, McWilliams EA, Hans A, Bautista T, Johnson E, Ospina F, Presberry J, Gumbleton L, Kothari C, 38th Annual Kalamazoo Community Medical and Health Sciences Virtual Research Day, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 04/2021
    • Race In Healthcare: Stories of Grace in the Face of Systemic Discrimination. Presberry J, Allen E, Jackson Y, McWilliams EA, Hans A, Bautista T, Johnson E, Ospina F, Gumbleton L, Kothari C, 38th Annual Kalamazoo Community Medical and Health Sciences Virtual Research Day, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 04/2021