Ivan Torres


Contact info

2C7-2255 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, V6T2A1

Professional Affiliations and other Positions

Canadian Biomarker Integration Network in Depression (CAN-BIND) Cognition Work Group;, Member 2018
National Academy of Neuropsychology Clinical Research Grants Committee; 2016, 2017, 2018 competitions, Member
International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) Task Force on Strategies for targeting cognitive impairment; 2016-present, Member
Brain Canada Outcomes Task Force; 2015-present, Member
The Collaborative Research Team to Study Psychosocial Issues in Bipolar Disorder (CREST-BD) Research Work Group (2014-present), Member
The Role of Neurocognition in Bipolar Disorders Task Force; International Society for Bipolar Disorders; 2006 – 2012, Member

Research and Interests

Neuropsychology of mood disorders and schizophrenia




My research interests involve investigation of cognitive and other neurobehavioral impairments in mental disorders including bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Specific areas of inquiry include the study of deficits in executive, memory, and self-regulatory or metacognitive functions in these disorders, as well as their underlying neural substrates.


Selected Publications


Serra-Blasco M, Torres IJ, Vicens-Gil M, Goldberg X, Navarra-Ventura G, Aguilar E, Via E, Portella MJ, Figuereo I, Palao D, Lam R, Cardoner N.  (in press). Discrepancy between objective and subjective cognition in Major Depressive Disorder.  European Neuropsychopharmacology


Miskowiak, K. W., Burdick, K. E., Martinez-Aran, A., Bonnin, C. M., Bowie, C. R., Carvalho, A. F., Gallagher,P., Lafer,B., Lopez-Jaramillo,C., Sumiyoshi,T., McIntyre,R.S., Schaffer,A., Porter,R.J., Purdon,S., Torres,I.J., Yatham,L.N., Young,A.H., Kessing,L.V., & Vieta, E. (2018). Assessing and addressing cognitive impairment in bipolar disorder: The international society for bipolar disorders targeting cognition task force recommendations for clinicians. Bipolar Disorders, 10.1111/bdi.12595 [doi]


Vila-Rodriguez, F., Lang, D. J., Baitz, H., Gicas, K., Thornton, A. E., Ehmann, T. S., Smith,G.N., Barr,A.M., Torres,I.J., Kopala,L.C., MacEwan,G.W., Muller,D.J., Kennedy,J.L., & Honer, W. G. (2017). Verbal memory improvement in first-episode psychosis APOE-epsilon4 carriers: A pleiotropic effect? Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 13, 2945-2953. 10.2147/NDT.S150488 [doi]


Porter, S., Torres, I. J., Panenka, W., Rajwani, Z., Fawcett, D., Hyder, A., & Virji-Babul, N. (2017). Changes in brain-behavior relationships following a 3-month pilot cognitive intervention program for adults with traumatic brain injury. Heliyon, 3(8), doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2017. e00373


Torres, IJ, Mackala, SA, Kozicky, JM, Yatham, LN. (2016). Metacognitive Knowledge and Experience in Recently Diagnosed Patients with Bipolar Disorder.  Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 38(7), 730-744.