Center Scientist, Indiana University Center for Aging Research
Investigator, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
Associate Director, Fairbanks Fellowship in Clinical Ethics
Education and Training:
Fellowship, Medical Ethics and General Internal Medicine, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics and Department of Medicine – University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
M.S. for Clinical Professionals, Department of Health Studies – University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Primary Care Internal Medicine Resident – Emory University Department of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
M.D. – Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
B.A. Psychology – Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota
Dr. Torke is interested in the ethical and communication aspects of medical decision making. She conducts research on patients’ preferences for end-of-life care and currently focuses on surrogate decision making, or making major medical decisions for patients with dementia, delirium or other conditions that impair cognitive function.