Myriam Elsa Torres



Torres, Myriam Elsa
(PhD, MSPH, Epidemiology, University of South Carolina; MSP, Magister en Salud Pública [Master in Public Health] Facultad Nacional de Salud Pública, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia.) Dr. Torres is a research Assistant Professor at the Institute. She previously worked as a data analyst for the South Carolina Alzheimer’s Registry and the Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey at the Prevention Center of the University of South Carolina’s School of Public Health. She was also a chronic disease epidemiologist for the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control. In Colombia, South America, Dr. Torres was a professor of nursing (undergraduate and graduate programs) mainly in the area of community health, Universidad Javeriana. She was also a professor of epidemiology in the Health Administration Program of the same university and a co-founder of a school health program for public schools in Bogotá. Dr. Torres worked as health services coordinator at the Caja de Previsión Social de la Superintendencia Bancaria in Bogotá. She is currently the secretary of the board of directors of the South Carolina Hispanic/Latino Health Coalition and member of the SC Chapter of the SC/SW Colombia Partners of the Americas.