Maria Rocio Torres

Program Management Assistant, AHEAD AZ
Maria Rocio Torres

Drachman Hall A219U

Rocio Torres, MPH (she/her), is part of the AzCRH-ADHS CDC COVID Disparities Initiative, known as AHEAD AZ (Advancing Health Equity, Addressing Disparities in Arizona). In her role as program management assistant, Rocio will lead community outreach and education activities about COVID-19 mitigation and preventive services and social determinants of health. Ms. Torres will support partners to address barriers to vaccination, testing, wellness, and treatment among disproportionately affected populations through effective culturally and linguistically tailored programs and strategies. 

Rocio graduated with her MPH from the University of Arizona (UArizona) in 2019. Prior to AHEAD, Rocio worked in clinical research related to precision medicine with the All of Us Research Program. Likewise, Rocio supported COVID-19 initiatives by UArizona as clinical lead such as antibody testing, diagnostic testing, and vaccine distribution. 

Languages spoken: English and Spanish 


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