U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Christopher Lynch

 Contact Info

Tel: 301-827-3988
Email: christopher.lynch@nih.gov

 Select Experience

  • Vice ChairDepartment of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine2014-2016
  • Team Leader: Integrative Physiology of Obesity and DiabetesPenn State Hershey Institute for Obesity and Diabetes2004-2012
  • ProfessorThe Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine2002-2016
  • Associate Professor (Tenure)The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine1994-2002
  • Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine1988-1994
  • HHMI Post-doctoral AssociateHoward Hughes Medical Institute, Laboratories for the Study of Metabolic Disorders, Vanderbilt University1986-1988
  • NRSA FellowDepartment of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine1983-1986
  • Ph.D.Northeastern University1983

Christopher J. Lynch, Ph.D.

Director, Office of Nutrition Research
Chief, Nutrition Research Branch

Current Responsibilities & Activities

As director of the Office of Nutrition Research, I am responsible for leadership of nutrition research in NIDDK and collaboratively, across NIH institutes and centers.  I participate in strategic planning, portfolio analysis, budget and resource allocation, and assessment of research needs and opportunities that fall within the mission of NIDDK and the NIH.  I also  develop partnerships outside NIH to further nutrition research goals.  These partnerships are aimed at furthering our nutrition research goals and include both other federal agencies (for example, USDA, CDC and FDA) and private industries that fund nutrition research.

As chief of a new Nutrition Research Branch of the NIDDK Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (DDDN), I lead and coordinate nutrition research and training programs funded by NIDDK.  In this role, I directly manage and supervise complex programs in nutrition research, and participate in the development of new funding initiatives.  View nutrition related research programs.