Anne Lynch MD MSPH

  • Ophthalmology (SOM)

Research Description

Dr. Lynch’s research interests are in inflammation in pregnancy and how it is related to adverse pregnancy outcomes and the long term health of women.

As a Ludeman Family Center for Women's Health Research seed grantee, Dr. Lynch produced and published research that had shown a significant association between inflammation in early pregnancy and a hypertensive disease of pregnancy. Her research also demonstrated a significant relationship between obesity and preeclampsia.

The results of her research make it important to intervene early in the life of a woman to educate her about her risk and to suggest lifestyle modifications such as weight loss or increased physical activity that will reduce her risk of cardiovascular problems later in life.