Myriam Torres, PhD

South Carolina Rural Health Research Center

Phone: 803.251.6317
Email: torresme@gwm.sc.edu

University of South Carolina
220 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 204
Columbia, SC 29210


Completed Projects - (2)

  • Role of English Proficiency and Area of Residence in the Use of Adult Preventive Health Services Among Latino Subgroups
    This project will examine whether and how language and residence influence the utilization of preventive health services by Latino adults.
    Research center: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Cultural competency, Health promotion and disease prevention, Hispanics, Minority health
  • Rural Border Chartbook
    This chartbook is the first study to examine the health status of residents living in US counties that border Mexico as a single region rather than as four distinct state areas. We examined select health status indicators among residents of the four border states, Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas, comparing indicators by ethnicity (Hispanic vs. non-Hispanic), rurality (rural vs. urban), and proximity to border (border vs. non-border).
    Research center: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Border and international health, Hispanics, Minority health

Publications - (3)

  • Rural Border Health Chartbook
    South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 01/2013
    The chartbook examines potential geographic and ethnic disparities among U.S. border residents and describes select indicators related to access to care, women's preventive services, oral health, infectious and communicable diseases, and mental health that have been identified as disparities.
  • Rural Border Health Chartbook II
    Chartbook
    South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 10/2014
    This chartbook presents an analysis of border counties, urban and rural, by comparing them to other counties within the four border states and to rural and urban counties in the rest of the county. It details county-level rates and statistics for socio-demographic factors, the physical environment, access to care, and health outcomes.
  • Rural Hospitals and Spanish Speaking Patients with Limited English Proficiency
    South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 10/2005
    This report details that 40 million Latinos in the United States, 14.2% of the population, have limited English proficiency, which can lead to poor health outcomes in the absence of effective medical interpretation or translation services.