• 2006 – Master in Medical Anthropology, Sussex, University.
  • 2000 – Bachelor in Cultural Anthropology, University of the Americas.

Academic appointments:

  • Researcher in Medical Sciences C, Directorate of Determinants and Challenges of Health Systems, CISS, INSP.
  • Professor of the International Qualitative Evaluation Program, sponsored by the University of North Carolina and USAID.
  • Member of the National System of Researchers, Level I.
  • Commissioner of the State Commission for the Evaluation of Social Development of the State of Morelos (COEVAL).
  • Researcher affiliated with CISIDAT.

Research interests:

  • Qualitative evaluation and with mixed methods of social and health programs.
  • Youth sexual and reproductive health (HIV / AIDS) and education issues.
  • Evaluation in ecology and sustainability.

Featured projects:

  • He has designed and executed 14 evaluations of national or state scope, among which are the evaluation of the Program of Infantile Stays, of the Senior Adult Program 70 and more of SEDESOL, the Sexual and Reproductive Health Services for adolescents in Morelos, the Accreditation in Units Hospitals with CAUSES Interventions, the characterization of research teams and contexts in health services within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals, evaluation of results and impact of interventions in environmental education, among others.
  • She has 29 scientific publications, is a teacher at the National School of Public Health, has accompanied the degree processes as director and advisor at both the masters and doctoral levels.
  • She has participated in more than 19 research projects at the national and international levels. She has served as an advisor for the design of evaluations in institutions such as the National Institute of Educational Evaluation (INEE), Federal Health Secretariat, SEDESOL, PAHO, WHO, One Drop, Millennium Water Alliance, the University of Paraguay, University of South Africa, the Faculty of Rwanda Public Health and FUNSALUD.


  • Dilys M. Walker, Pilar Torres, Juan Pablo Gutierrez, Kendra Flemming, Stefano M. Bertozzi. Emergency contraception use is correlated with increased condom use among adolescents: Results from Mexico. Journal of Adolescent Health, 2004;35(4):329-334.
  • Florence LT, Gutiérrez JP, Torres P, Luna G. Compensated sex: a practice at the heart of young Mexican women’s vulnerabilities (STI/HIV/AIDS). Salud Pública de México, 2004; 46(2):104-113.
  • P Torres, D. Walker, J.P. Gutierrez, L. Turman and S. Bertozzi. Adolescents in Morelos, Mexico Speak About a School Based HIV/AIDS Intervention XV International AIDS Conference. Editorial XV International AIDS Conference, Bangkok, 2004. Pp 189-194. ISBN 88-758-7065-9
  • C Cwiak, P Torres, D Walker. Availability and knowledge of emergency contraception and misoprostol in Morelos, Mexico. CONTRACEPTION, 2005;72(3):229-245.
  • Dilys M. Walker, Juan Pablo Gutierrez, Pilar Torres, Stefano M. Bertozzi. A prospective randomized evaluation of a Mexican school-based HIV prevention intervention: Time to change course. British Medical Journal, 2006;332(7551):1189–1194.
  • P. Torres, D. Walker, J.P. Gutierrez. Prevención de VIH/SIDA/ITS y embarazos no planeados en el ámbito escolar. Capítulo. En SIDA Aspectos de Salud Pública. Carlos Rodríguez Mágis, Hermelinda Barrientos Bárcenas y Stefano Bertozzi Kenefick Eds. CENSIDA, 2006. ISBN 970-721-340-X.
  • Torres P, D. Walker, J.P. Gutiérrez and S. Bertozzi. Estrategias novedosas de prevención de embarazo e ITS/VIH/SIDA entre adolescentes escolarizados: diseño de un estudio experimental controlado y resultados de la línea basal. Salud Pública de México, 2006;48:308-316.
  • Betania, Allen, Pilar Torres. Género, Poder y VIH/SIDA en la vida de las mujeres mexicanas: prevención, atención y acciones prioritarias. [Gender, power and HIV/AIDS in women lives: prevention, attention and main actions] In 25 Años de SIDA en México. Capitulo. José ángel Córdova, Samuel Ponce de León y Jose Luis Valdespino Eds. Secretaría de Salud y CENSIDA, 2008, Pp. 278 – 289. ISBN 978-607-7530-01-5
  • Acceptability and reliability of an adolescent risk behavior questionnaire administered with audio and computer support. Gutiérrez JP, Torres-Pereda P. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2009;25(5):418-22.
  • P Torres, D Walker. Prevención de VIH/SIDA en las escuelas: el reto de modificar comportamientos e incluir a las madres y padres. En VIH/SIDA y Salud Pública. Manual para personal de salud. Capítulo. Carlos Magis Rodríguez y Hermelinda Barrientos, Eds. 2 a Edición. SSA, CENSIDA, INSP, 2009. Pp. 169-181. ISBN 970-721-340