Susan Lynch, JD, DrPH

Senior Counsel for Elder Justice, United States Department of Justice

Adjunct Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School

Susan C. Lynch, JD, DrPH, is Senior Counsel for Elder Justice at the United States Department of Justice where, over the past two decades, she has led civil healthcare fraud prosecutions against long-term care providers for failing to adequately care for their residents and for engaging in financial exploitation of our nation’s vulnerable elderly. Dr. Lynch is the National Lead for the Department’s Elder Justice Task Forces nationwide, and is the Department’s subject matter expert on nursing home and home health agency fraud. Dr. Lynch is a National Lead in the Department’s Elder Justice Initiative and is responsible for the Department’s efforts related to elder justice and emergency medical services as well as elder justice in Indian Country. Dr. Lynch is frequently invited to speak nationally on elder justice issues, and recently presented at the Institute of Medicine, the American Health Lawyers Association, and the Health Care Compliance Association annual meetings in Washington, DC. Dr. Lynch has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School for the past 19 years and has taught healthcare policy courses, elder justice courses, litigation strategy courses, and legal research and writing for international students. Dr. Lynch received her B.A. from Dartmouth College, her J.D. from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, and her L.L.M. (Masters of Law in Advocacy) with Distinction from the Georgetown University Law Center. Dr. Lynch received her DrPH in Health Leadership and Management from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she was inducted into the Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society. Dr. Lynch volunteers her time on weekends as an EMT at her local firehouse in Maryland.