Building the nation’s capacity to conduct pragmatic clinical trials embedded within healthcare systems for people living with dementia and their caregivers
Torke, Alexia – MD
Name:Torke, Alexia – MD
Associate Core Leader, Training Core
Primary title:Research Scientist/Associate Director
Primary Institution:Indiana University/Regenstrief Institute
Research Scientist/Associate Director, Indiana University/Regenstrief Institute
Bio:Alexia Torke, MD is an associate professor of medicine and Associate Division Chief of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine. She is a research scientist with the Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute and Director of the Evans Center for Religious and Spiritual Values in Healthcare. Dr. Torke received her undergraduate degree from Carleton College, MD from Indiana University, and completed her primary care-internal medicine residency at Emory University in Atlanta. She completed fellowship training at the University of Chicago in primary care health services research and ethics. Dr. Torke’s research focuses on ethical, communication and spiritual aspects of medical decision-making for older adults and currently on surrogate decision-making for older people living with dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment. Her research has been published in Archives of Internal Medicine, the Journal of General Internal Medicine and the Journal of Clinical Ethics. She has received funding from the NIH, the Greenwall Foundation and other foundation sources. She practices outpatient palliative care at IU Health Methodist Hospital.