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Griselle Torres

Director, the Coordinating Center for Public Health Practice & Clinical Assistant Professor of Community Health, University of Illinois at Chicago
Chapter Member: Chicagoland SSN
Areas of Expertise:
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Health Care
  • Public Health
  • Democracy & Governance
  • Education

About Griselle

Torres' research interests include community-based participatory research, workforce development, capacity building uptake, HIV prevention, performance management, quality improvement, program planning and evaluation, program implementation, and public health accreditation.

In the News

Griselle Torres quoted on Chicago's partnership for public health in Kathleen Amos, "New Partnership in Chicago Offers Latest Example of Academic Health Department Development" Public Health Foundation, April 26, 2017.
Griselle Torres quoted on the 10-year agreement between UIC's School of Public Health and the Chicago Department of Public Health in Alyssa Rege, "UIC, Chicago Sign Partnership Formalizing State's First Academic Public Health Department" Becker's Hospital Review, January 26, 2017.
Griselle Torres quoted on the formation of an academic public health department in Kristen Thometz, "City, UIC Form Academic Public Health Department" Chicago Tonight, January 25, 2017.
Griselle Torres quoted on a progressive partnership aimed at improving public health outcomes in Chicago in Jacqueline Carey, "School of Public Health Partners with Chicago Public Health Office" UIC Today, January 24, 2017.


"Perceived Benefits of Collaboration between Local Health Departments and Schools and Programs of Public Health: A Mixed-Methods Study" (with Kevin A. Kovach, Christina R. Welter, and Steven M. Seweryn). Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (2018).

Explores what local health departments and schools and programs of public health perceive to be beneficial about their collaboration.