Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD, is an Adjunct Professor of Medicine and of Prevention and Population Health in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Tuton serves as Executive Director of Bridging the Gaps, a program linking the training of health professionals to the provision of health-related services for vulnerable populations. The program is jointly administered by eight academic health centers/universities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and one in New Jersey who partner each year with over 100 community organizations serving vulnerable populations. She also is the Associate Director of the Penn Community Scholars Program, a training program for community organizations offering skill development in community-academic research partnerships.
Dr. Tuton is the Director of Professional Development for FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women and 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 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 until 2020 for the National Clinician Scholars Program. In these roles, she co-directed a career development curriculum and also provided expertise for community-focused efforts. 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. Since 2013, along with a multidisciplinary team of Penn colleagues, Lucy developed and co-leads the Penn Pathways career leadership program for men and women assistant professors in the STEMM fields.