Debbie S. Torres

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Bachelor of Science, Biology, Texas Tech University

Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology, University of Houston - Clear Lake

Professional Interests

  • Research interests include behavioral medicine, health psychology, biopsychosocial risk factors, brief intervention in diverse and multidisciplinary settings, and health disparities among underrepresented populations.
  • Thesis: Psychosocial Risk Factors Predict Prescription Opioid Usage After Spine Surgery
  • Dissertation: Mitigating the Impact of Covid-Related Stress on Parental Stress, Mood, And Emotion Regulation: Is There an App for That?  
  • Clinical practice interests include brief intervention, services among individuals with acute/subacute/chronic illness (i.e., medical, psychiatric), and Spanish-speaking populations, as well as medical, inpatient, and rehabilitation settings across the lifespan (i.e., children, adolescents, adults, family). 
  • Curriculum Vitae


  • ROAD to PhD Scholar, Sam Houston State University (2020)
  • First Place Poster, Society for Personality Assessment (2019)
  • Diversity Grant, Society for Personality Assessment (2019)