Lorraine J Tulman, DNSc, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor Emerita of Nursing

Contact Information
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Room 336 Fagin Hall
418 Curie Blvd.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-4217
tel: (215) 898-8288
email: tulman@nursing.upenn.edu

Dr. Tulman received her BA from New York University, her BS from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, her MS from Russell Sage College, and her DNSc from the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Tulman teaches in the undergraduate, masters, doctoral and postdoctoral programs. She teaches the core undergraduate courses in statistics (Nursing 230) and research methods (Nursing 260), the masters research course (Nursing 637), and the doctoral quantitative research methods course (Nursing 754). She supervises pre and postdoctoral fellows and leads seminars in the NIH-funded institutional NRSA (T32). She also offers an elective doctoral seminar on health status, functional status, and quality of life (Nursing 816). Her excellence in teaching and guidance has been recognized by her receiving the Doctoral Students Organization Faculty Award in 2000.

Dr. Tulman has been conducting research on women’s resumption of their usual life activities during and following life transitions (such as childbearing) and following diagnosis of a serious illness (such as breast cancer and ovarian cancer) for the past 17 years. Her research has been funded by the American Cancer Society and the National Institutes of Health. She is the author of over 50 articles and book chapters. Her book, Women’s Health During and After Pregnancy: A Theory-based Study of Adaptation to Change, was published by Springer Publishing in January 2003.

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• Center for Biobehavioral Research


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Women engage in many activities as individuals, wives, mothers, daughters, and friends. Issues surrounding women’s resumption of their usual activities during and following illness are frequently ignored by health care providers. Dr. Tulman’s research measures and describes when and how women continue and resume their activities during and after childbirth and following diagnosis of serious illness, such as cancer.