Dr. Torgan excels in crafting materials that translate complex health and scientific issues into understandable and actionable steps. She has extensive experience writing feature articles, news releases, e-newsletters, blogs, and yes, tweets. Target audiences have included students, patients, scientists, policy makers, and health professionals. Carol has also published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health – Feature examples
- Cool Temperature Alters Human Fat and Metabolism
- Developing Insulin-Producing Cells to Treat Diabetes
- 3-D Gel-Nanoparticle Device Detoxifies Blood
- New Insights Into Bariatric Surgery for Obesity
- Humans Can Identify More Than 1 Trillion Smells
- Vitamin D Levels Predict Multiple Sclerosis Progression
- Gut Microbes Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Smartphone Microscope Detects Nanoparticles and Viruses
- Video Game Training Improves Cognitive Control in Older Adults
- More features available at: NIH Research Matters
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health – Feature examples
- A century of progress: Milestones in sickle cell disease research and care (7 MB pdf)
- Recovery Act Scientists: Dr. Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D.
- eNewsletter series: Consumer Health eActions
- eNewsletter series: Professional Spotlight
National Institutes of Health – News release examples
- NHLBI awards recovery act funds to support study of parents’ role in adolescent eating and activity behaviors
- Researchers uncover genetic clues to blood pressure
- Researchers discover new genetic variants associated with increased risk of stroke
- Exercise is safe, improves quality of life in patients with chronic heart failure
- NIH launches expanded health information web site
National Wildlife Federation – Feature examples
- 7 Reasons outdoor play does a body good
- Family sunscreen guide; Tips to have fun in the sun safely
- Summertime first aid: Jellyfish stings
- Summertime first aid: Poison plants
- 8 simple tips to grow active, healthy kids
Professional publications (Peer-reviewed, examples from 2000 forward)
- Hasson, R. E., Keith, N., Brown, D. R., Dorn, J., Barkley, L, Torgan, C., Whitt-Glover, M., Ainsworth, B. Achieving Health Equity through Physical Activity and Lifestyle: ACSM’s Strategic Plan. Manuscript in progress.
- Torgan, C. E. and T. M. Cousineau. Leveraging social media technologies to help clients achieve behavior change goals. ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal 16(6): 18-24, 2012.
- Torgan, C. E. and M. P. Daniels. Calcineurin localization in skeletal muscle offers insights into potential new targets. Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry. 54(1): 119-28, 2006.
- B. Neuhuber, D. I. Huang, M. P. Daniels and C. E. Torgan. High efficiency transfection of primary skeletal muscle cells with lipid-based reagents. Muscle & Nerve 26: 136-140, 2002.
- C. A. Slentz, C. E. Torgan, J. A. Houmard, C. Tanner, and W. E. Kraus. Long term effects of exercise training and detraining on carbohydrate metabolism in overweight subjects. Clinical Exercise Physiology 4(1): 22-28, 2002.
- W. E. Kraus, C. E. Torgan, B. D. Duscha, J. Norris, S. A. Brown, F. R. Cobb, C. Bales, B. H. Annex, G. P. Samsa, J. A. Houmard, and C. A. Slentz. Studies of a targeted risk reduction intervention through defined exercise (STRRIDE). Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 33(10): 1774-1784, 2001.
- C. E. Torgan and M. P. Daniels. Regulation of myosin heavy chain expression during rat skeletal muscle development in vitro. Molecular Biology of the Cell 12: 1499-1508, 2001.
- K. Baar, C. E. Torgan, W. E. Kraus, and K. Esser. Autocrine phosphorylation of p706sk in response to acute stretch in myotubes. Molecular Cell Biology Research Communications 4(2): 76-80, 2000.
- C. E. Torgan, S. S. Burge, A. M. Collinsworth, G. A. Truskey, and W. E. Kraus. Differentiation of mammalian skeletal muscle cells cultured on microcarrier beads in a rotating wall vessel. Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 38 (Cell. Eng.): 583-590, 2000.
- S. A. Brown, J. Norris, C. Torgan, B. D. Duscha, C. Bales, C. A. Slentz, and W. E. Kraus. Effects of moderate exercise training in the absence of weight loss on cardiovascular risk factors in moderately obese subjects. Clinical Exercise Physiology 2: 25-31, 2000.