Torin Thielhelm

Clinical Trials Assistant

In his role as a Clinical Trials Assistant, Torin helps to prepare assessments and manage study materials for the DukeACT study. He works to ensure study visits run smoothly for the participants, their families, and the clinicians.

Torin received his B.S. in Biology in 2016 from Duke University, where he worked as a Research Assistant in the Molecular Genetics and Microbiology Department. His research focused on the genetics of human pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans, which causes life-threatening infections of the central nervous system in both immunocompromised and immunocompetent hosts. During his academic career, Torin completed two internships in healthcare settings pertaining to pediatrics and orthopedic surgery. In addition, Torin has worked extensively with children who have pervasive developmental disorders including ASD through various volunteer activities. He continues to be involved as a volunteer in the Pet Therapy program at Duke Children’s Hospital. Torin aspires to continue his education by pursing an M.D. and focusing his career in pediatrics and psychiatry.