Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD



Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Prevention & Population Health

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD, serves as Executive Director of Bridging the Gaps, a program that links the training of health professionals with the provision of health related service for vulnerable populations. The program is jointly administered by eight academic health centers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and one in New Jersey who partner each year with over 100 community organizations serving vulnerable populations. Dr. Tuton is also Director of Professional Development for FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, a program promoting advocacy, education and research in women’s health and the advancement of women in academic medicine. In this capacity, she has developed professional skill building curricula, as well as curricula designed to offer women (and men) faculty and trainees opportunities to identify and work towards the fulfillment of personal and professional goals.

Due to her role in FOCUS, she was a co-investigator on the unique RO1 funded NIH-TAC (Transforming Academic Culture) study. Dr. Tuton has also served as an Associate Director of the Perelman School of Medicine's Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and at its conclusion became an Associate Director for the National Clinician Scholars Program. In this capacity, she co-directs a career development curriculum. Due to her experience in professional and career development, Dr. Tuton co-directs other related initiatives focused on faculty and trainees at the Perelman School of Medicine, as well as on STEMM faculty across the University.

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