Senior Research Analyst
David Lynch is a Senior Research Analyst at the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health. He has decades-long research experience analyzing a wide range of data, including hospital, Medicaid, behavioral health, program evaluation, general health, newborn, quality metrics, and education. For the State of Texas, he’s worked for Texas Health and Human Services, the Texas Legislature (Legislative Budget Board), and the Texas Education Agency. Lynch was the Research Manager for the Texas NICU Project, the first large-scale, population-based study of newborns and neonatal intensive care in the world, conducted with The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. Lynch currently serves as an Advisory Group member for a National Institutes of Health R01 Research Grant. Lynch also worked with Dr. Judith Cook — now at the Center on Mental Health Services Research and Policy, Department of Psychiatry University of Illinois at Chicago — on a federally-funded Research and Training Center grant. Lynch has guest lectured at the University of Texas in Austin, and has presented at multi-disciplinary academic conferences in Fez, Morocco, San Antonio, Texas, and Château du Hollenfels, Luxembourg. A freelance writer and editor whose work has been published internationally, Lynch has written for The Austin Chronicle, The Austin-American Statesman, and Rhythm magazine, among other publications. Lynch also writes, records, and performs music. He contributed to film soundtracks showcased at the Festival de Cannes Short Film Corner (Cannes, France), SXSW Film Festival (Austin, Texas), and on nationally broadcast TV. Lynch completed his academic studies in psychology and research designs, graduate statistics, and anthropology, graduating from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio (BA), and The University of Texas at Austin (MA). At TIEMH, he primarily works on evaluation and data projects, including with The Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium (TCMHCC).
Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium