Chair of the Board and President
Lynn is a faculty member of the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) at the University of Torontoand the Clinical Sciences Division of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Laurentian and Lakehead Universities, and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Health at Lakehead. She teaches both medical and other health professional students and graduate physicians. Besides an M.D. from Queen’s University, she earned a Fellowship in the American Academy of Environmental Medicine and serves as Medical Education Liaison/Staff Physician and Past Medical Director or Designated Medical Director of the University of Toronto-affiliated Environmental Health Clinic at Women’s College Hospital, Toronto. She is now the Post Graduate Year 3 (PGY3) Co-coordinator of the Clinical Environmental Health Fellowships, funded 2 per year for 3 years by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care at the Environmental Health Clinic- in collaboration with the DFCM and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH).
She was appointed by the Ontario Ministry of Health to the Clinical Research Advisory Board (CRAB) which was charged with developing and monitoring an Environmental Hypersensitivity Research Unit at the University of Toronto and the Environmental Health Clinic at Women’s College Hospital. While working in the Research Unit, she completed the eight required and audited two Master of Science courses in Epidemiology at the University of Toronto, and collaborated on studies with researchers in the new Research Unit, co-authoring several peer-reviewed scientific papers.
She has been President of both the Canadian Society for Environmental Medicine and the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, and is currently the Chair of the Environmental Health Committee of the Ontario College of Family Physicians. She is the representative of the Environmental Health Committee, the Environmental Health Clinic and EHI-Canada in the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care and serves on the Coordination Committee and Joint Research and Education Committee of the Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and Environment (CPCHE). The foci of CPCHE are scientific literature reviews, knowledge translation and health promotion.
She has served as an Advisor to numerous government, charitable and patient support organizations, and has received Environmental Health Awards from the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, the Canadian Society for Environmental Medicine, twice from the American Academy for Environmental Medicine, as well as the Power of Humanity Award from the Canadian Red Cross- Ontario Division.
Prior to working in the Environmental Health Clinic (since its inception in 1996), she practiced in Australia and small town Ontario – primary care family and emergency medicine, occupational and environmental medicine, and, after further training, general practice psychotherapy. She was the Chair of the Guidelines Task Force of the Professional Development Committee of the General Practice Psychotherapy Association which developed “Guidelines for the Practice of Psychotherapy by Physicians”, and was honoured with the Theratree Award of the General Practice Psychotherapy Association.
She has an Advanced University of Toronto Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis, and a Fellowship in the Canadian Society for Clinical Hypnosis – Ontario Division.