Elizabeth Torres, BA
Research Coordinator, Northwest Communities Education Center/Radio KDNA
Elizabeth is a public health professional based in the Yakima Valley with more than fifteen years’ experience working with the low income and farmworker communities. For the last nine years, she has been the Research Project Coordinator for El Proyecto Bienestar (EPB) and a member of the PNASH Outreach Core. She is also a member of the Home Air in Agriculture Pediatric Intervention (HAPI) study research team. In this role, she sets up air samplers, collects research samples, conducts project evaluations, and prepare reports and materials for public distribution and presentation. She has facilitated focus groups for the PNASH pilot project on sexual harassment of Mexican women farmworkers (2015-16) and PNASH pilot for well water and family health (2018-2019). She serves as the main community liaison between study participants and the EPB CORE team and arranges and facilitates the Community Advisory Board (CAB) meetings. She is also the Development Specialist for NCEC/Radio KDNA, a local Spanish language educational radio station, where she develops awareness campaigns, designs the sponsor packages, manages grants, and coordinates community events. She is passionate about outreach and education, and has developed numerous health education brochures and radio campaigns on topics such tobacco cessation, childhood asthma, HIV/AIDS, prostate cancer, pre-natal care, and immunizations.