Lillian Tom-Orme, PhD, MSPH

Research Interests

  • Women's Health Issues
  • Qualitative Research
  • Diabetes in Native American populations
  • Transcultural Health Care Issues
  • Public Health Issues in Disadvantaged Populations
  • Health Care Policy/Health Care Systems
  • Breast/cervical cancer knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors in American Indian/Alaska Native women


  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Internal Medicine - Research Assistant Professor, Nursing - Adjunct Assistant Professor, Pediatrics - Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Divisions: Epidemiology, Pediatric Administration

Academic Office Information

  • 801-585-5246
  • School of Medicine
    DFPM Health Research Center
    30 N 1900 E
    Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Lillian Tom-Orme, Ph.D., MPH, RN, FAAN, is a Research Assistant Professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Adjunct Assistant Professor and Diversity Coordinator for the College of Nursing - University of Utah. Her research interests include health disparity issues, transcultural health, and cancer and diabetes care in Native Americans. She currently has membership in the American Public Health Association, American Diabetes Association, Native Research Network, Network for Cancer Researchers among American Indian and Alaska Native Populations, National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurses Associations, and Transcultural Nursing Society. She serves on the Minority Women’s Health Panel of Experts (DHHS) and has served on the Advisory Board for the National Institute of Minority Health Disparities and as Native American Research Liaison for the National Cancer Institute.

Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training University of Utah
Doctoral Training University of Utah
Graduate Training University of Utah
Undergraduate University of Utah
Diploma Good Samaritan School of Nursing