Instructor Profiles

John W. Lynch, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.Ed.

John W. Lynch

Dr. John Lynch is an epidemiologist, trained in Australia and the U.S.  During his work on this course, he held joint appointments at the University of Michigan in the Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, Department of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, the Institute for Social Research, and the Center for Human Growth and Development.

His major research focus is in the area of social inequalities in health. He has two major research themes that explore the extent and causes of health inequalities within and between countries and over time. The first explores how social structures and policies influence health and development over the lifecourse and processes related to the intra-generational accumulation of health disadvantage. In addition, he is interested in how social and health disadvantage are transmitted to children to influence the development of health inequalities in the next generation. The second research theme concerns the environmental and place characteristics that affect health, and increasingly how these impact the developmental context for children and adolescents.

He is currently at McGill University, Department of  Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health.

Courses Taught by John W. Lynch