Joel Torres, MA, MCHES

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Office:   UNIVH 365
Phone:   973-720-4993
Email:torresj74@wpunj.edu
Office Hours:   By appointment

Department: Public Health
Position: Adjunct Professor
Area Specialization: Health Education, Substance Abuse Prevention, Health Disparities

Education

M.A., Public and Organizational Relations, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

B.S., Health Education with a Concentration in Public Health, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

MCHES, Master Certified Health Education Specialist, National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

Related Professional Experience

Senior Coordinator, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT), Regional Coalition – Essex County, Orange, NJ

Presentations

Torres, J. (2014). Tailoring messages toward Latino voters in the 2013 New Jersey Gubernatorial campaign. Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ.

Torres, J. (2014). Leading in a digital world: A need for progression from governmental organizations. Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ.

Publications

Torres, J. & Fuentes, M. (2010). Understanding Obesity in the Latino Community: Causes, Implications, and Best Practices. Latino Psychological Association of New Jersey.  

Grants

(2012-2017) The Essex Prevention Coalition - Funding for Regional Coalitions to Utilize Environmental Strategies to Achieve Population-Level Change. New Jersey Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (NJDMHAS), $750,000

(2013-2023) Drug-Free Communities Grant (Essex County) - Federal grant program that provides funding to community-based coalitions that organize to prevent youth substance use.

Courses Taught

HealthyU