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

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
Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)Professional/Scientific Organization Speaker-electExternalNational2021
CT SOPHE (Society for Public Health Education)Professional/Scientific OrganizationNational delegateExternalNational2020
American Public Health Association Public Health Education and Health Promotion (PHEHP) SectionAdvisory CommitteeGoverning councilorExternalNational2019
Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD); Disability Studies Special Interest GroupOtherCo-ChairExternalNational2018

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

Newsletters

Websites

Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Disability as part of Delivery of Clinical Care (DoCC): Opportunities for Integration and Conversation TalkDoCC faculty development2020
Preparing the next generation: strategies to include students with disabilities in health education and implications for the fieldPosterSOPHE annual meeting2020Virtual
American Public Health Association annual meeting. Poster:The early-career professionals poster session: An example of ECP leadership and professional developmentPosterAPHA annual meeting2020Virtual
American Public Health Association annual meeting. Talk: Assuring a competent workforce: UConn’s graduate Certificate of Interdisciplinary Disability Studies in Public HealthTalkAPHA annual meeting2020Virtual
Connecticut Public Health Association annual meeting. Panel: The impact of COVID-19 on the lives of families of children with disabilities across the lifespanPanel DiscussionCPHA annual meeting2020Virtual
Association of University Centers on Disabilities annual meeting. Poster: Strategies to infuse disability into public health education and training and the impact on the future workforcePosterAUCD annual meeting2020Virtual
Association of University Centers on Disabilities annual meeting. Panel: COVID-19 and Families of Children with Disabilities: A View from Two UCEDDSPanel Discussion2020Virtual
An Outcome Evaluation Study of the UConn online graduate Certificate of Interdisciplinary Disability Studies in Public HealthPosterSOPHE annual meeting2019Salt Lake City, UT
A Needs Assessment of how Certified Health Teachers in CT Include Students who Receive Special Education Services in their ClassesPosterAPHA annual meeting2019Philadelphia, PA
A Secondary Analysis of Connecticut Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) data by IEP Status in Collecting and Integrating Data to Drive Information Dissemination, Service Delivery, and Policy in the Disability SpacePanel DiscussionAUCD annual meeting2019Washington, DC
Connecticut Primary Care Physicians Providing Primary Care to Adults with DisabilitiesPosterAUCD annual meeting2019Washington, DC
Environmental Scan of the Emergency Department Procedures for Treating Patients with Disabilities: Findings from One Connecticut Academic Medical CenterPosterAUCD annual meeting2019Washington, DC
Living the UConn UCEDD Mission: Improving the health and quality of life for CT citizens with Disabilities and their Families in Public Health DataPanel DiscussionCPHA annual meeting2019Plantsville, CT
A Needs Assessment of Connecticut Certified Health Teachers Regarding Students Receiving Special Education ServicesPosterAAIDD annual meeting2019St. Paul, MN
UConn Certificate of Interdisciplinary Disability Studies in Public Health. In Strategies for Providing Disability and Health Education across Varied Audiences and SettingsPanel DiscussionAUCD annual meeting2018Washington, DC
Parental Attitudes and Self-Efficacy Beliefs about Providing Sexual Health Education for Children with Autism Spectrum DisorderPosterAAIDD annual meeting2018St. Louis, MO
A Pilot Needs Assessment of Certified Health Teachers in Connecticut Regarding Students Receiving Special Education ServicesPosterUConn Health/Jackson Laboratory Postdoc Research Day2018Farmington, CT
CT Health Teachers and Special EducationTalkUConn Health/Jackson Laboratory Postdoc Research Day2018Farmington, CT