Waldo A. Mikels-Carrasco, MA, BA
Director of Communities and Population Health Development
Michiana Health Information Network

Waldo Mikels-Carrasco is Director of Communities and Population Health Development at Michiana Health Information Network. In this position, he initiates research; develops program leadership for core regional population health initiatives; and coordinates and maintains the annual Population Health Strategic Plan for a regional health information exchange in northern Indiana. He also provides insight for and collaborates with marketing and data analytics departments to support provider-led population management strategies to support effective and timely population health analytics innovation, implementation, and services.

Mr. Mikels-Carrasco’s previous positions include:
  • Community Health Research Program Manager, Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications at the University of Notre Dame; 
  • Regional liaison, Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute’s Community Health Engagement Program; 
  • Research Associate Director, Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame; and 
  • Faculty affiliate, William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families and the Eck Institute for Global Health at the University of Notre Dame. 
Mr. Mikels-Carrasco was an inaugural member of Region V of the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities. He has provided cultural competency training for state and county health departments in Indiana. He co-chaired the Data Committee for the Indiana Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative that was convened by the Indiana State Department of Health. He provided cultural consultation to the Indiana Community Health Worker Coalition. He served as an inaugural member of the Indiana Commission on Childhood Poverty. He served on the board of directors of both the Indiana and St. Joseph County Minority Health Coalitions.

Mr. Mikels-Carrasco currently is a Center for Social Concern Community fellow (2015-2017) and a member of the Health Improvement Alliance Steering Committee of the St. Joseph County (Indiana) Public Health Department. His research experiences include serving as a principal investigator on multiple projects that address health disparities, infant mortality, mental health, and childhood obesity. He received a BA in philosophy from Indiana University and an MA in applied medical anthropology from the University of North Texas.