Dr. Lynch is Director for Precision Medicine research team for VA Informatics and Computing Infrastructure (VINCI), a national resource center for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Utah, School of Medicine, Epidemiology Department. In these roles, Dr. Lynch works as an Investigator leading or supporting national research projects that evaluate equity and quality of precision medicine care for Veterans. Trained as an advanced practice oncology nurse, Dr. Lynch works in conjunction with VA national clinical leadership to ensure her team’s research findings are translated to improvements in the quality of clinical care for Veterans. These efforts have generated nearly 100 publications analyzing precision medicine care among Veterans.
The VINCI Precision Medicine Team has in-depth expertise in the analysis and curation of VA electronic health record data, structured and unstructured data within the VA’s corporate data warehouse (CDW), and the various data science informatics tools such as natural language processing and machine learning. Dr. Lynch is the innovator of the VA GDx, a project that collects and structures clinical genetic test results on Veterans. She is also an investigator on several Million Veteran Program genetic biorepository research projects.
Dr. Lynch lives and works near Boston, Massachusetts. In addition to her professional role serving Veterans, Dr. Lynch is the mother of two young-adults, cares for aging parents, and enjoys her long-term partnership with a fellow research scientist.