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Fernando Ona

Clinical Associate Professor, Public Health and Community Medicine

Fernando Ona

Fernando Ona

Clinical Associate Professor, Public Health and Community Medicine

Biography: 

Fernando is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Fernando maintains faculty affiliations with the Department of Anthropology, Community Health, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, and Race, Colonialism and Diaspora Studies. He also is in clinical practice at Boston Medical Center.  

Fernando trained as a medical anthropologist and epidemiologist and recently completed his Master of Divinity in Chaplaincy with a certificate in Religion and Conflict Transformation. In addition to his faculty position at Tufts, he is the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Fellow at Boston University pursuing his Doctor of Ministry in Transformational Leadership while seeking ordination. Fernando’s participatory action research projects are primarily with refugees, internally displaced populations, and asylum seekers who are survivors of torture. He also works with ultra-poor populations living in informal settlements. Fernando spends his time between Boston, his biodynamic farm in Vermont and the Netherlands.