Wendy Lynch, Ph.D.


Wendy Lynch is an experienced sense-maker and data scientist with over 35 years of research experience, primarily in business settings. She has played the role of Analytic Translator for hundreds of companies, from start-ups to Fortune 100 corporations. Her expertise is both in data analytics and effective communication, combining the two into a framework for optimizing the value of analytics in a business setting.


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Dr. Lynch is an experienced Analytic Translator who can bridge the communications gap between your analytic and business teams. She is available to shepherd analytic projects at your organization, or to collaborate and train your people to become analytic translators.


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Three levels of training:

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Transforms Research Findings into Sharp Tools

"Making sense of complex data sets can be arduous and tiresome, even for those formally trained in analytics. What’s more, sense making is but the start of making smart, data informed decisions that can lead to improved business performance and better health and well-being for those we serve. Time and again, over thirty years of knowing Wendy Lynch, I’ve marveled at her rare capacity to transform dull research findings into sharp tools that leaders can wield as they navigate through the morass of day to day decision making."

Paul E. Terry, Ph.D.
Editor in Chief, The American Journal of Health Promotion

Perfected the Art of Translating Science into Decisive Action

"I’ve known Wendy Lynch for decades. In fact, she was a key co-author on our first 1998 HERO study that received enormous attention from both business and public health communities. Wendy knows how to communicate complex scientific research into language a fifth grader, or corporate CEO, can understand. Wendy is one of a kind – witty, charming, self-effacing, and wickedly smart. She has perfected the art of translating science into decisive action. It’s an important skill – taking something complicated and converting it into understandable, engaging, meaningful, compelling, and yes funny stories. I’ve seen Wendy do this in real life, and now she’s teaching others how to do the same."

Ron Z. Goetzel, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Recommended for Maximizing Value of Data

"Having seen Wendy in action --- successfully explaining a particularly complex result to senior management or converting a tough business question into a useful analysis --- I’ve experienced the value of analytic translation first hand. People who do this well can turn a potential disaster into a positive client outcome. Now Wendy is transferring these skills to build a new generation of translators who can convert analytic results into meaningful business results. I recommend this to anyone who wants to maximize the value of data in their organization to improve decision making and to gain and sustain management buy-in."

Howard T. Kraft
Staff VP, Total Health Clinical Strategy

Wendy Delivers Value

"Right when we were looking for guidance on how to bring additional “consultative value” to our customers, she delivered! Our customer-facing clinicians found her “analytic translation” process and accompanying key communication skill sets to be not only timely, but comfortable to implement. Wendy’s ability to engage a variety of attendees’ presentation preferences & styles, while at that same time encouraging them to stretch and try a new approach, was impressive. "

Liz Hart, PhD, CCM
National Accounts Clinical Solutions, UnitedHealthcare


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