Anne M. Lynch-Jordan, PhD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of pediatric chronic pain. She is the primary pain psychologist in the Headache Center (named a Clinical Center of Excellence by Medical Economics in 2009), Epidermolysis Bullosa Center, and the Pain Management Center (named a Clinical Center of Excellence by the American Pain Society in 2007). Dr. Lynch-Jordan directs the Outpatient Behavioral Pain Management Service in Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology and continues to lead this team by using quality improvement science for program enhancement.
Dr. Lynch-Jordan is a professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Anesthesia (Affiliated) at the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine. Academic duties include training/mentoring and she serves as a supervisor for the BMCP O’Grady Residency in Pediatric Psychology and also mentors trainees completing psychology and medical fellowships in pediatric chronic pain.
Dr. Lynch-Jordan's current research interests include parenting behavior and illness behavior encouragement of children with chronic pain. Additionally, she is interested in pain expression and factors contributing to functional disability in the pediatric chronic pain population. Finally, she will be serving as the mental health safety officer on a large, multi-site NIH clinical trial investigating combined behavioral (cognitive behavioral therapy) and sports medicine (neuromuscular training) interventions for juvenile primary fibromyalgia syndrome.