Biography

Ms. Lynch is an environmental health scientist with more than 10 years of experience in toxicology and human health risk assessment. Her areas of expertise include systematic review and weight-of-evidence analyses, controlled human exposure study design, and the toxicity of heavy metals and perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Prior to joining Cardno ChemRisk, Ms. Lynch was a Senior Toxicologist at Gradient, a consulting firm in Cambridge, MA. She also previously worked as a contractor to several government agencies, managing large, chemical-specific risk assessments for the US EPA National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) and conducting toxicity reviews of substances petitioned for inclusion in the USDA National Organic Program. Ms. Lynch has published numerous original peer-reviewed articles (including systematic reviews, weight-of-evidence evaluations, and commentaries) on a range of substances and health effects.

Education

  • MPH, Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, 2009
  • BA, Environmental Studies, Knox College, 2006

Professional Associations

  • Appointed Member, Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA) Science Advisory Board (2018-Present)
  • Associate Member, Society of Toxicology (2009-Present)
  • President, Society for Risk Analysis, NE Chapter (2015-2016)

Most Recent Awards/Professional Honors

  • Member of Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health (inducted May 2009)
  • Best Overall Poster, Boston University School of Public Health Practicum Poster Session (April 2009)
  • Boston University School of Public Health Academic Merit Scholarship
  • Member of Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society (inducted May 2005)