Contact Information

Associate Professor
Graduate College of Social Work
University of Houston
Room: 303 Social Work Building
4800 Calhoun Rd.
Houston, TX, 77004


Membership Information

Membership Category:
Research Scientists

Member Since: 2008


Luis Torres, Ph.D.



Ph.D., Fordham University
M.A., Fordham University
B.A., University of Puerto Rico

About Me

Teaching, research, shared governance, and community engagement/community service are four pillars that support a successful academic career in a tier one research university. I strive to continuously engage in all four activities, and to blend them together as much as possible. Social work education and research can play a critical role in addressing the many needs and building upon the many assets of the communities we work with.

Research Interests

Health disparities, specifically co-occurring mental health, substance use and medical disorders (including HIV/AIDS) in Hispanics; and family-strengthening efforts with a focus on Hispanic communities.