Julia Lynch, M.D.
Director of Cholera Program
Dr. Lynch is the Director of IVI’s Cholera Program. Prior to IVI, she served 29 years in the U.S. Army. Dr. Lynch first served as Director of the Division of Viral Diseases at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, during which time significant studies were conducted for Japanese encephalitis, adenovirus and dengue vaccines. She was appointed Director of the Military Infectious Disease Research Program at Fort Detrick, Maryland; a product development program targeting vaccines against malaria, dengue and enteric pathogens, as well as new anti-parasitic drugs and infectious disease diagnostics for resource-limited settings. She later became the Science Director for the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences in Bangkok, Thailand where she was responsible for activities spanning eight countries in South-East Asia which included biosurveillance, basic science, pre-clinical studies, and human clinical trials. Dr. Lynch received her M.D. from Columbia University and completed a Pediatric Residency and Infectious Disease fellowship at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.