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Tara M. Lutz, Ph.D., M.P.H., CHES

Assistant Professor
Academic Office Location:
Child & Family Studies
UConn Health
The Exchange
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-6222
Phone: 860-679-1500
Email: lutz@uchc.edu
Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
A.B.College of the Holy CrossBiology
M.P.H.University of ConnecticutPublic Health
Ph.D.University of ConnecticutPublic Health

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
UConn Health Postdoctoral Fellow Travel GrantUConn Health
APHA Disability Section Student ScholarshipAmerican Public Health Association
UConn Graduate Student Travel Award (APHA)UConn
UConn Graduate Programs in Public Health Travel Award (CPHA)UConn
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
American Public Health Association Early-Career ProfessionalsOtherProgram PlannerExternalNational2019
Association of University Centers on Disabilities; Disability Studies Special Interest GroupAdvisory CommitteeCo-ChairExternalNational2018
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental DisabilitiesOtherAbstract ReviewerExternalNational2018
Connecticut Public Health Association; Board of DirectorsAdvisory CommitteeMemberState2018
UConn Health/Jackson Laboratory Postdoctoral Association; Planning CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberUConn HealthLocal2017
CT Healthy Youth Coalition Curriculum CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeMemberExternalState2017
American Association on Health and DisabilityProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2017
UConn Department of Wellness and Prevention Services Health Educator Search CommitteeOtherMemberUConn-StorrsLocal20142014
UConn Department of Wellness and Prevention Services Director SearchOtherMemberUConn-StorrsState20132013

Research areas of interest include health promotion and sex education for individuals with developmental disabilities, as well as disability in public health education.

Journal Articles

Websites

Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Lutz, T. M. & Bruder, M. B. “An Outcome Evaluation Study of the UConn online graduate Certificate of Interdisciplinary Disability Studies in Public Health”PosterSOPHE Annual Meeting2019Salt Lake City, UT
Lutz, T. M. & Bruder, M. B. “An Outcome Evaluation Study of the UConn online graduate Certificate of Interdisciplinary Disability Studies in Public Health”PosterAUCD Annual Meeting2018Washington, D.C.
Lutz, T. M. “Parental Attitudes and Self-Efficacy Beliefs about Providing Sexual Health Education for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder”PosterAAIDD Annual Meeting2018St. Louis, MO
Bruder, M. B., Rammler, L. H., & Lutz, T. M. “UConn Certificate of Interdisciplinary Disability Studies in Public Health”PosterAAIDD Annual Meeting2018St. Louis, MO,
“Strategies for Providing Disability and Health Education across Varied Audiences and Settings”Panel DiscussionAUCD Annual Meeting2018Washington, D.C.
“CT Health Teachers & Special Education”LectureUConn Health and Jackson Laboratory Postdoc Research Day2018Farmington, CT
Lutz, T. M. “An Exploratory Study of the Sexual Health Attitudes and Sexual Health Self-Efficacy Beliefs of Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder"PosterAUCD Annual Meeting2017Washington, D.C.
Bruder, M. B., Rammler, L. H., & Lutz, T. M.* “University of Connecticut Disability Studies in Public Health Graduate Certificate"PosterAUCD Annual Meeting2017Washington, D.C.
Bruder, M. B., Rammler, L. H., & Lutz, T. M. “University of Connecticut Disability Studies in Public Health Graduate Certificate”PosterAPHA Annual Meeting2017Atlanta, GA
“Sexual health interventions for individuals with disabilities from systematic review of health and disability”LectureAmerican Public Health Association Annual Meeting2016Denver, CO
“Physical Barriers to Reduce STI Transmission: What is the Evidence?” (Co-authored)LectureAmerican Public Health Association Annual Meeting2016Denver, CO
Lutz, T. M., & Gelbar, N. W. “Systematic Review of Health and Disability”PosterAPHA Annual Meeting2015Chicago, IL
Lutz, T. M.* & Gelbar, N. W. “Systematic Review of Health and Disability”PosterAUCD Annual Meeting2015Washington, D.C.
“Sexual Health Promotion and Developmental Disability: A Public Health Perspective”LectureAmerican Public Health Association Disability Section Student Webinar2015Online
STI Safer Sex Strategies: What works? (Co-presenter)LectureNational Sex Education Conference2015New Jersey
"Beyond the Gut Response: Ethics and Sexuality Education" (Co-presenter)LectureNational Sex Education Conference2015New Jersey
“Sexuality and Disability: The Path to Sexability”LectureInstitute of Sexuality Education and Enlightenment2015Northampton, MA
“Sexual Taboos—Discussing Difficult Topics in Sexuality”LectureTrue Colors Conference for Sexuality Minority Youth and Family Services2015Connecticut
“Rubberwear” (Co-presenter)LectureTrue Colors Conference for Sexuality Minority Youth and Family Services2015Connecticut