Jacqueline Torres, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CAB.A.2004
    University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CAM.A.2009Latin American Studies
    University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CAM.P.H.2009Community Health Sciences
    University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CAPh.D.2014Public Health
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    Journal of Health and Social Behavior2018  - PresEditorial Board Member
    SSM-Population Health2017  - PresEditorial Board Member
    NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research2017Matilda White Riley Early Investigator Award
    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities2016  - 2018NIH Loan Repayment Program
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation2014  - 2016Health & Society Scholar
    University of California, Los Angeles2014Dean's Outstanding Student Award

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    A cross-national perspective on social integration and cognitive aging for Mexican-origin adults in the U.S. and Mexico: Quantifying the effects of both local and cross-border social integration
    NIH/NIA K01AG056602Jul 15, 2017 - Apr 30, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    A Binational Study to Understand Dementia Risk and Disparities of Mexican Americans: The Role of Migration and Social Determinants
    NIH RF1AG055486Jun 15, 2017 - May 31, 2021
    Role: Co-Investigator
    A Comparison of Mental Health for Mexican and Mexican American Older Adults
    NIH/NIA F31AG041694Sep 1, 2012 - Aug 31, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Torres JM, Rudolph KE, Sofrygin O, Wong R, Walter LC, Glymour MM. Having an Adult Child in the United States, Physical Functioning, and Unmet Needs for Care Among Older Mexican Adults. Epidemiology. 2019 Jul; 30(4):553-560. PMID: 30985533.
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    2. Eskenazi B, Fahey CA, Kogut K, Gunier R, Torres J, Gonzales NA, Holland N, Deardorff J. Association of Perceived Immigration Policy Vulnerability With Mental and Physical Health Among US-Born Latino Adolescents in California. JAMA Pediatr. 2019 Jun 24. PMID: 31233132.
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    3. Torres JM, Hessler-Jones D, Yarbrough C, Tapley A, Jimenez R, Gottlieb LM. An online experiment to assess bias in professional medical coding. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2019 Jun 20; 19(1):115. PMID: 31221169.
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    4. De Marchis EH, Torres JM, Fichtenberg C, Gottlieb LM. Identifying Food Insecurity in Health Care Settings: A Systematic Scoping Review of the Evidence. Fam Community Health. 2019 Jan/Mar; 42(1):20-29. PMID: 30431466.
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    5. Torres JM, Ro A, Sudhinaraset M. Reconsidering the Relationship between Age at Migration and Health Behaviors among US Immigrants: The Modifying Role of Continued Cross-border Ties. Adv Med Sociol. 2019; 19:17-45. PMID: 30655659.
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    6. Torres JM, Rudolph KE, Sofrygin O, Glymour MM, Wong R. Longitudinal associations between having an adult child migrant and depressive symptoms among older adults in the Mexican Health and Aging Study. Int J Epidemiol. 2018 10 01; 47(5):1432-1442. PMID: 29982496.
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    7. Torres JM, Epel ES, To TM, Lee A, Aiello AE, Haan MN. Cross-border ties, nativity, and inflammatory markers in a population-based prospective study of Latino adults. Soc Sci Med. 2018 08; 211:21-30. PMID: 29885570.
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    8. Torres JM, Deardorff J, Gunier RB, Harley KG, Alkon A, Kogut K, Eskenazi B. Worry About Deportation and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors Among Adult Women: The Center for the Health Assessment of Mothers and Children of Salinas Study. Ann Behav Med. 2018 Feb 05; 52(2):186-193. PMID: 29538629.
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    9. Torres JM, Rizzo S, Wong R. Lifetime Socioeconomic Status and Late-life Health Trajectories: Longitudinal Results From the Mexican Health and Aging Study. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2018 01 11; 73(2):349-360. PMID: 27140821.
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    10. Torres JM, Lawlor J, Colvin JD, Sills MR, Bettenhausen JL, Davidson A, Cutler GJ, Hall M, Gottlieb LM. ICD Social Codes: An Underutilized Resource for Tracking Social Needs. Med Care. 2017 09; 55(9):810-816. PMID: 28671930.
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    11. Torres JM, Casey JA. The centrality of social ties to climate migration and mental health. BMC Public Health. 2017 07 06; 17(1):600. PMID: 28679398.
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    12. Torres JM, Alcántara C, Rudolph KE, Viruell-Fuentes EA. Cross-border Ties as Sources of Risk and Resilience: Do Cross-border Ties Moderate the Relationship between Migration-related Stress and Psychological Distress for Latino Migrants in the United States? J Health Soc Behav. 2016 12; 57(4):436-452. PMID: 27803264.
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    13. Afulani PA, Torres JM, Sudhinaraset M, Asunka J. Transnational ties and the health of sub-Saharan African migrants: The moderating role of gender and family separation. Soc Sci Med. 2016 11; 168:63-71. PMID: 27639482.
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    14. Torres JM, Lee A, González HM, Garcia L, Haan MN. A longitudinal analysis of cross-border ties and depression for Latino adults. Soc Sci Med. 2016 07; 160:111-9. PMID: 27239901; PMCID: PMC4939074 [Available on 07/01/17].
    15. Torres JM, Young MD. A life-course perspective on legal status stratification and health. SSM Popul Health. 2016 Dec; 2:141-148. PMID: 29349135.
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    16. Torres JM, Kietzman KG, Wallace SP. Walking the Line: Navigating Market and Gift Economies of Care in a Consumer-Directed Home-Based Care Program for Older Adults. Milbank Q. 2015 Dec; 93(4):732-60. PMID: 26626984; PMCID: PMC4678938 [Available on 12/01/16].
    17. Torres JM, Waldinger R. Civic Stratification and the Exclusion of Undocumented Immigrants from Cross-border Health Care. J Health Soc Behav. 2015 Dec; 56(4):438-59. PMID: 26582512; PMCID: PMC4785870 [Available on 12/01/16].
    18. Torres JM, Wong R. Childhood poverty and depressive symptoms for older adults in Mexico: a life-course analysis. J Cross Cult Gerontol. 2013 Sep; 28(3):317-37. PMID: 23783887.
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    19. Torres JM, Wallace SP. Migration circumstances, psychological distress, and self-rated physical health for Latino immigrants in the United States. Am J Public Health. 2013 Sep; 103(9):1619-27. PMID: 23865667; PMCID: PMC3966681.
    20. Torres JM. Cross-border ties and self-rated health status for young Latino adults in Southern California. Soc Sci Med. 2013 Mar; 81:79-86. PMID: 23312794.
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    21. Kietzman KG, Wallace SP, Durazo EM, Torres JM, Choi AS, Benjamin AE, Mendez-Luck C. A portrait of older californians with disabilities who rely on public services to remain independent. Home Health Care Serv Q. 2012; 31(4):317-36. PMID: 23216515.
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    22. Kietzman KG, Durazo EM, Torres JM, Choi AS, Wallace SP. Independence at risk: older Californians with disabilities struggle to remain at home as public supports shrink. Policy Brief UCLA Cent Health Policy Res. 2011 Dec; (PB2011-10):1-8. PMID: 22220347.
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    23. Grudzen CR, Stone SC, Mohanty SA, Asch SM, Lorenz KA, Torres JM, Morrison M, Ortiz JM, Timmermans S. "I want to be taking my own last breath": patients' reflections on illness when presenting to the emergency department at the end of life. J Palliat Med. 2011 Mar; 14(3):293-6. PMID: 21288124.
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    24. Grudzen CR, Timmermans S, Koenig WJ, Torres JM, Hoffman JR, Lorenz KA, Asch SM. Paramedic and emergency medical technicians views on opportunities and challenges when forgoing and halting resuscitation in the field. Acad Emerg Med. 2009 Jun; 16(6):532-8. PMID: 19438412.
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