Carol loves to engage audiences and encourage people to look at concepts from fresh perspectives. She routinely gives invited presentations and lectures to a wide range of audiences, including the general public, scientists, health and medical professionals, techies, high school students, corporate wellness executives, and more. Dr. Torgan is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine Media Referral Network, and was a member of the National Institutes of Health Speakers Bureau.

For inquiries regarding speaking topics, pricing and scheduling, please visit the Contact page. Carol is also available for presentations via SpeakerLink.

Examples of Invited Presentations

(Some talks are accessible on SlideShare)

  • How Health Sensors Make Athletes of Us All, INTERFACE 2014 Digital Health International Summit, Vancouver, BC
  • Science Career Paths, National Institutes of Health Visitor Center Programs, Bethesda, MD
  • Health and Fitness App Use, Evaluation, and Opportunities, American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting and World Congress on Exercise is Medicine, Orlando, FL
  • Communicating Evidence-Based Health & Wellness Information, Fitness & Health Social Media Conference, Denver, CO
  • The Human Microbiome in Sports Performance and Health, American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN
  • Track, Share and Compare: Self-Tracking Trends and Opportunities, Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Chicago, IL
  • The Importance of a Holistic Perspective in Creating a Healthy Lifestyle, IRS Executive Management Program, Washington, DC
  • Careers in Science Writing, Fellows and Young Investigators Colloquium, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
  • Mobile Motivation for Adolescents to Promote Wellness, mHealth Networking Conference, San Diego, CA
  • All Work and No Play? The Health Benefits of Play, Focus On You Wellness Lecture Series, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
  • A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Training Principles of Overload, Specificity, and Reversibility. ACSM Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition, Reno, NV


  • Guest Lecturer, Mobile Healthcare: Innovations in Telemedicine course, The George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • Guest Lecturer, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • Instructor, The Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) Graduate School, The National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
  • Guest Lecturer, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • Guest Lecturer, Graduate Program in Physical Therapy, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • Instructor, Durham County Literacy Council, Durham, NC

Presentations available on DVD


Carol moderating a digital heath panel

Carol (left) moderating a Digital Health DC event, with (L to R) Daniel Conroy, Adam Dole, and Kevin MacDonald.