Lynne Tomasa, PhD, MSW

Lynne Tomasa, PhD, MSW

CTIPH Program Evaluation and Student Assessment
Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine

Dr. Tomasa grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii and received her MSW from the University of Hawaii. Shortly after graduation, she moved to Tucson with her husband and joined the department in 1987. She received her PhD in Higher Education with a minor in Gerontology from the University of Arizona. Dr. Tomasa has been involved in both graduate and undergraduate medical education. Her current areas of focus include: interprofessional education, older caregivers and adults with developmental disabilities, geriatrics education, and both curriculum and program evaluation. She enjoys tennis, sewing, listening to chamber music, and spending time with her husband (and family) and dogs.

Honors and Awards:

  • Academy of Medical Education Scholars (AMES}, 2010
  • Vernon and Virginia Furrow Innovation in Medical Education, 2006
  • Fellow Status: AAIDD - American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2020


  • MSW: University of Hawaii
  • PhD: University of Arizona