Carol E. Torgan, Ph.D., FACSM, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, NIH

Carol E. Torgan, Ph.D. is with the Communications and Public Liaison Branch at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Her work focuses on science outreach, including highlighting research progress and developing science-based health information and educational resources. Prior to joining NIAMS, she was with the NIH Office of the Director in the Science Communication Branch. Dr. Torgan began her NIH career as a Research Fellow investigating skeletal muscle development and adaptation. She earned her B.A. from the University of Washington, her M.S. from the University of Massachusetts, her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, and was a Research Associate and Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Torgan is a recipient of several Honor Awards from the NIH for innovative resource and content development, serves on the ACSM Communications and Public Information Committee, and is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.