Dr. Torres has a PhD and a MSPH in Epidemiology from the University of South Carolina; she also holds a Master’s in Public Health from the Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia, and a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia.
Currently, Dr. Torres is the Director of the Consortium for Latino Immigration Studies and a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, at the Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina. She completed a post-doctoral Research Fellowship at the SC Rural Health Research Center in the Arnold School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy Services & Management.
Dr. Torres’ research interests include health issues among Latinos living in the US and factors related to migration from Latin American countries. For over 20 years, she has given workshops on how to work with Latino populations to different organizations and agencies throughout South Carolina.
Dr. Torres teaches/have taught several graduate and undergraduate courses in Epidemiology in the Arnold School of Public Health and the SC Honors College. Dr. Torres was instrumental in the establishment of the Global USC in Costa Rica: Global Health; this program has been offered as a Summer program since 2016 and Dr. Torres teaches EPID 700 and EPID 410 as part of this program.