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Caitlin Torrence

Caitlin Torrence

Assistant Professor

College of Health and Human Sciences

School of Health Sciences

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.2287
Office: 106 Health and Human Sciences Building
Pronouns: she/her/hers


Caitlin Torrence’s primary research areas include aging, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and caregiving. She is particularly interested in health disparities that arise from the interaction of these areas and the health care system. Torrence aided in the development of several funded grants including the Alzheimer’s Resource Coordination Care Grant to establish the Institute for Engaged Aging Brain Health Club, an Alzheimer’s respite in Central, SC, the Duke Endowment grant to expand the Greenville Health System’s Memory Health Program to Oconee County, SC, and the Clemson University Doctoral Dissertation Grant to fund her dissertation, Health care utilization among persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. She is excited to be at WCU!


  • Ph D, Clemson University
  • MS, Clemson University
  • MA, East Tennessee State University

Teaching Interests

Quantitative research methods and data analysis<br>Qualitative research methods and data analysis<br>Program evaluation<br>Applied immersive courses<br>Health care systems

Research Interests

Aging<br>Alzheimer's disease and related dementias<br>Caregiving<br>Health care systems<br>Health disparities

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