Lynn currently works in the Center for Program Design and Evaluation as a faculty fellow. A methodologist and evaluator by training, Lynn has led numerous evaluations at the state and local level. Before working at TDI, Lynn was in Dartmouth's Office of Institutional Research. In this capacity, she designed and implemented institutional surveys, managed institutional reporting, and provided decision-making support to Dartmouth senior leadership.
Lynn has a broad set of methodological skills and regularly partners with multidisciplinary teams in research and evaluation activities. Her formal training and extensive work experience have allowed her to apply analytic methods from diverse disciplines in her projects. She also dabbles in Monte-Carlo simulation techniques, focusing on better understanding the performance of statistics under a variety of data conditions. Her current methodological interests include investigations of effect sizes, randomization tests, endogeneity in multilevel data, and psychometric techniques for scale development and assessment.
As a methodologist, Lynn has a wide range of research interests and loves to partner on projects that present measurement or assessment challenges. One of her interests focuses on improving the measurement of learning and decision-making. Lynn has collaborated on projects examining the integration of virtual patients in medical education, clinical reasoning, and diagnostic accuracy, and learner's use of self-assessment to enhance learning. A recent collaboration found evidence of learning transfer and "resets" in transitional writing strategies. She interested in better understanding the role of information and physician relationships in the medical decision-making of medically underserved and vulnerable populations.
Lynn received her Ph.D. from the University of South Florida in 1994, specializing in Educational Measurement, Evaluation, and Research. She honed her statistics and measurement skills in a post-doc investigating patterns of mental health services use and the co-occurrence of substance use and mental health challenges.