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Dr. Lynch is a reproductive and perinatal epidemiologist and the director of Research Education for the department. Her work focuses on two primary domains: the impact of stress and mood disorders on reproductive outcomes and the role of social determinants of health in maternal and infant mortality. Dr. Lynch has published more than 80 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

In addition to mentoring residents, fellows and junior faculty in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in all aspects of research, Dr. Lynch is jointly appointed in the Division of Epidemiology in the College of Public Health, where serves as a mentor and advisor for both masters and doctoral students in epidemiology.

Dr. Lynch is a past president of the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research. She currently serves as a study section chair for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. She is a fellow of the American College of Epidemiology.

Research interests

  • Role of stress and mood disorders in reproductive outcomes
  • Prevention of maternal and infant mortality
  • Identification of risk factors for fecundity impairment
  • Life course epidemiology
  • Use of technology to advance epidemiologic methods


  • MPH: The Ohio State University College of Public Health
  • PhD: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Fellowship: Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health