Additional Titles:Center Scientist, Indiana University Center for Aging Research
Investigator, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
Associate Director, Fairbanks Fellowship in Clinical Ethics
Research Interests: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.
Education and Training:M.S. for Clinical Professionals, Department of Health Studies: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Fellowship, Medical Ethics and General Internal Medicine, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics and Department of Medicine: 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
Awards and Honors:2008 Best Geriatrics-based Poster Presentation at Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine
2008 Best Ethics Poster, Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society
2008 Hartford Geriatrics Health Outcomes Research Scholar. John A. Hartford Foundation and American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health
Recent Publications:PubMed listings