Wendy D. Lynch, Ph.D.
Dr. Lynch is currently Co-Director of the Center for Consumer Choice in Health Care at the Altarum Institute. Dr. Lynch also currently holds a position as Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Nursing at Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis and since 2002 has served as President of Lynch Consulting, Ltd, which provides multi-disciplinary consulting focusing on Human Capital Management, Health and Productivity, and Program Evaluation. Dr. Lynch has been making the connection between employee health and business outcomes for almost 20 years. Her career included roles as faculty at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, senior scientist at Health Decisions International, and principal and senior consultant at Mercer Human Resource Consulting. From 2006 through 2010, Dr. Lynch also served as executive director of an education and research foundation entitled the Health as Human Capital Foundation, a nonprofit, non−partisan think tank providing independent information for policy makers. Educated at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Dr. Lynch earned a doctorate in Research and Evaluation Methodology. Her work experience includes roles as consultant, author and educator. As a consultant, Dr. Lynch has applied her skills in research design and evaluation to several pivotal studies in the fields of health management, productivity assessment and human capital management that have resulted in more than 50 published studies and articles. Most recently, she co−authored the books, "Who Survives? How Benefits Cost are Killing your Company" and "Aligning Incentives, Information, and Choice: How to Optimize Health and Human Capital Performance."