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ROSAMAR TORRES
Assistant Professor
Welcome to Rosamar Torres, PhD, MSN, R.N. Texas born and bred, Torres received her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin and completed her post-doctoral training at UCSF School of Nursing.
While working in Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Austin, Torres noticed many of her Latino patients’ mothers received little or no prenatal care. She started studying why there was a lack of prenatal care among late adolescent Latinas and found that these women were encountering a lot of access barriers and that many of the women experienced depression and fatigue during pregnancy. Ultimately, this became the subject of her dissertation.
Torres decided she wanted to join the UCLA School of Nursing because of its “reputation in research.” In her new study efforts, she will be looking at inflammatory cytokines, through saliva and blood tests, to determine their impact on pre- and post-partum depression. She will also be looking at ways to improve antenatal depression symptoms in adolescents.

 

MEET OUR NEW ADJUNCT FACULTY

ANITA BRALOCK, PHD, RN, CNM
Associate Adjunct Professor

 

MICHELLE BUCKMAN, PHD, RN
Assistant Adjunct Professor

 

EMMA CUENCA, DNP, RN, CCRN, CSC, CNS
Assistant Adjunct Professor