Lucy Luta MBChB, MPH, HHS 

Chief, Bureau of Health Equity 
Delaware Division of Public Health

Lucy Luta began her career as an intern in obstetrics/gynecology, pediatric surgery, and internal medicine. Her other professional positions included Medical Officer of Health at the Coast General Hospital in Kenya and an emergency department physician at Nairobi Hospital. Her subsequent interest and research in public health were due to the recognition that most emergency department cases had preventable conditions, such as acute asthma attacks, injuries, and poisonings.

Dr. Luta received her MPH in Scotland and returned to the Nairobi Hospital as an occupational health physician. In this position, she provided pre-employment medical screening and preventive medical care to hospital staff and dependents. After relocating to the United States, she served in various public health positions for the state of Delaware: Ryan White HIV Treatment Administrator; Program Director of the Office of Lead Poisoning Prevention (2005); Chief of the Bureau of Epidemiology (2011); and Chief of the Bureau of Infectious Disease Grants, Contracts, and Program Consultation (2013). Since 2014, she has held dual appointments as Chief of the Bureau of Health Equity and lead of the state Office of Minority Health.