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.