Torrie Fields, MPH
Torrie Fields leads the development and implementation of programs and processes at Blue Shield of California and Care1st Health Plan that work to improve the quality of life for individuals with serious or life-limiting illness and their families. In addition, she has served as program director for palliative care at Cambia Health Solutions and as a consultant for health plans, purchasers, and educational institutions to assist them in understanding the impact of palliative care on the medical system. Prior to joining Blue Shield, Ms. Fields worked as an applied health services researcher in a variety of settings, including health plans, health delivery systems, local, state, and federal health departments, and in university research laboratories. She has extensive experience in health policy development and implementation, focusing on translating evidence-based research into legislative concepts for community coalitions and providing consultation and expertise in managing analytics for implementation, expansion, and evaluation of medical management programs. Ms. Fields holds a master’s degree in public health from the Oregon Master of Public Health Program at Oregon Health and Science University and Portland State University, a certificate in gerontology from Portland Community College, a BS in sociology from Portland State University, and a BA in communication theory from University of California, San Diego.