Dr. Lynch is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA from Harvard University. Her research focuses on the politics of public health, social policy and inequality in the rich democracies, particularly western Europe.
At Penn, she co-directs the Lauder Institute and the Penn-Temple European Studies Colloquium. She also on the advisory boards of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, the Italian Studies Program, and the Bioethics minor, and faculty director of the European Studies minor. She currently represents the Political Science department on the Executive Committee of the faculty senate.
In the wider world, she is an expert advisor to the World Health Organization’s European regional office, past chair of the Health Politics and Policy section of the American Political Science Association, and past treasurer of the Council for European Studies.