Dr. Lucas received a Bachelor of Arts from Maryville College in Maryville, TN. She earned a Masters of Science from the University of Knoxville, TN. She received her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Tennessee/Center for Health Sciences in Memphis, TN.
Her medical training included: an internship and residency at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry/Department of Pediatrics in Rochester, NY; postgraduate work at the University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville/Developmental and Genetic Center in Knoxville, TN; and a fellowship at the University of Michigan/Division of Pediatric Critical Care in Ann Arbor, MI. (2nd year fellowship; research year with biostatistics and clinical research program at School of Public Health University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.)