Tara Lutz, PhD, MPH, CHES

Postdoctoral Fellow

Tara is a public health postdoctoral fellow. She completed her Ph.D. in public health through the Department of Community Medicine and Health Care at UConn Health School of Medicine. She received a Bachelor of Arts in biology from the College of the Holy Cross. She received her Masters of Public Health from UConn. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). Her research area of interest is health promotion, specifically comprehensive sex education, for individuals with developmental disabilities. Before joining the UCEDD she spent five years as a graduate assistant in Health Education serving the UConn Storrs student body where her responsibilities included co-supervising peer health educators, educating students on a variety of wellness topics, and guest lecturing in First Year Experience classes. She has co-presented on sexual health and disability topics at national conferences and other trainings such as True Colors, the National Sex Education Conference, the Institute of Sexuality Education and Enlightenment, American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting, and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities Annual Conference. She plans to pursue a career dedicated to health education and health promotion for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Tara Lutz
Contact Information
Mailing AddressCenter for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities | UConn Health
Office Location263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030 | MC 6222