Courtney Lynch

Director of Reproductive Epidemiology; Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Epidemiology and Pediatrics

Courtney Lynch

College of Public Health
Phone: 614-366-3899
Email: courtney.lynch@osumc.edu
Website: http://cph.osu.edu/people/clynch
Topics: infant mortality

Director of Reproductive Epidemiology
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Epidemiology and Pediatrics
Fellowship: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human
Development, National Institutes of Health
Doctorate: Johns Hopkins University

Courtney Lynch, PhD, is an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, epidemiology and pediatrics in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.


Born and raised just outside of Columbus, Dr. Lynch earned her master’s degree in public health at Ohio State and graduated with a specialization in epidemiology and biostatistics in 1999. Dr. Lynch received her doctorate in maternal and child health epidemiology from Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD in 2003. At Hopkins, she was the recipient the Outstanding Doctoral Student and Outstanding Dissertation Award.

Dr. Lynch completed a predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowship in reproductive and perinatal epidemiology at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health (NIH). She remained at the NIH as a staff scientist until 2008, where she was responsible for the day-to-day oversight and management of several large multicenter studies, including the Longitudinal Investigation of Fertility and the Environment (LIFE) Study. She then returned to The Ohio State University.

Dr. Lynch’s primary research interest is the identification of modifiable risk factors for fecundity impairments, including fertility and early pregnancy loss. Her secondary research focus is the comparative effectiveness of obstetric interventions. She is heavily involved in graduate and medical education as well.

Dr. Lynch teaches and advises PhD students in epidemiology and oversees the epidemiology and biostatistics curriculum for Ohio State’s College of Medicine. Dr. Lynch has authored more than 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has been invited to present her work both at the national and international levels. She is on the advisory boards for several statewide maternal and child health-oriented organizations and currently serves as the secretary for the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research.


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