Susan Lynch, JD, MPH

Trial Attorney, Health Care Fraud, Civil Division, United States Department of Justice

Adjunct Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School

Susan C. Lynch, J.D., M.P.H., Dr.P.H. Candidate, is a health care Trial Attorney at the United States Department of Justice where she leads national investigations and civilly prosecutes long-term care facilities for failing to adequately care for their residents. Ms. Lynch is a Department of Justice Civil Division subject matter expert on skilled nursing facilities and home health agencies, and was responsible for bringing one of the Department’s first failure of care cases against a national skilled nursing home chain. Ms. Lynch is a Co-Chair of the Prosecution Sub-Committee of the Elder Justice Federal Interagency Working Group which addresses policy issues such as elder abuse in long-term care facilities and financial exploitation. Ms. Lynch has also served as Project Director for the creation and development of the Department of Justice’s Elder Justice Website. Ms. Lynch is currently completing her Dr.P.H. in Health Management and Leadership in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and has received the Gerontology Certificate designation. Ms. Lynch’s primary research focus is on quality of care in long-term care facilities, with a particular emphasis on vulnerable populations in rural communities. Ms. Lynch has also focused her health policy and research efforts on dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease and is working through Johns Hopkins in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association to research and develop a public health campaign about the benefits of early detection of Alzheimer’s Disease. Ms. Lynch is frequently invited to speak on elder justice issues, and recently presented at the Institute of Medicine and at the Health Care Compliance Association training in Washington, DC. Ms. Lynch serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School, where she has taught since the fall of 2000. Ms. 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. Ms. Lynch received her M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she was inducted into the Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society.