J. Latorre APRN

OPTIMUS @ Barnum Ave Health Care

J. Latorre APRN Optimus Health Care congratulates Dr. Jose L. Latorre for his recent accomplishment in earning a Doctorate of Nursing Practice Degree. His doctorate degree focuses on Organizational and Systems leadership through Healthcare Policy Advocacy, Population Health Management, Information Systems Technology & Clinical Scholarship for the transformation of clinical practice, improved patient care delivery and health outcomes with an emphasis on Evidence Base Practice (EBP).

Dr. Latorre began his career in OHC as Ryan White Program Director from 1997 to 2015. His administrative skills and clinical leadership proved instrumental in expanding the HIV program. In his tenure, the program tripled the number of HIV+ persons served and “rolled out” several quality improvement initiatives. Before returning to OHC in November 2016, he served as the Director of Ryan White program in Waterbury Hospitals Infectious Disease department. At Waterbury, he specialized in HIV, Hepatitis treatments and Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for vulnerable populations.

Having completed his Doctoral degree in Nursing, he is now willing and ready to work on practice transformation initiatives with the goal of moving Optimus to the next level of care. This includes collaborating with teams in improving resource allocations thus influencing outcomes consistent with the Triple Aim. Dr. Latorre is very motivated and passionate in serving vulnerable populations with new, innovative community health initiatives. He is a strong proponent of teamwork believing that successful programing is dependent on inter-professional and community collaborations.

Dr. Latorre earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of CT, and a Master’s Degree from Sacred Heart University. He is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and Board Certified as an HIV Specialist by the American Academy of HIV Medicine.


University of Connecticut
Sacred Heart University




Advanced Practical Registered Nurse

Board Certification:

American Nurses Credentialing Center

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