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John Lynch

John Lynch, MD, MPH  is an infectious diseases physician focused on improving the operations and capacities of healthcare teams to improve patient care and safety. He is an Associate Medical Director at Harborview Medical Center (HMC), a mission-driven, Level-1 burn and trauma teaching hospital that is part of the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine. At HMC, he leads the hospital’s Infection Prevention & Control (IPC), Employee Health, and Sepsis Programs, and was the lead clinician for UW Medicine’s COVID-19 emergency response. Dr. Lynch is also a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases in the University of UW Department of Medicine.

Dr. Lynch co-leads the Center for Stewardship in Medicine (CSiM), a group of physicians and pharmacists working to bridge knowledge gaps (in both directions) between academic medical centers and rural health care facilities. Their work is mainly in antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention but also extends to building quality improvement programs in those facilities. CSiM is composed of three main activities, including UW Tele-Antimicrobial Stewardship, a telementoring program, the Intensive Quality Improvement Cohorts, and resource/tool development to support the goals of the program.  

In addition, Dr Lynch also works with Dr. Peter Rabinowitz (PI) to provide subject matter expertise on a long-running project to build IPC capacity in hospitals in Kenya as part of the I-TECH Global Health Security Agenda project.  

Program Highlights

Global Health Security Agenda in Kenya

I-TECH Kenya’s Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA)-funded programs aim to advance the GHSA goals of preventing , detecting, and responding ...
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