The sixth of 12 children, Lynch is a first generation
American. In obtaining his Ph.D. in psychology, he studied
under a student of the late, great Pavlov. He began
his own teaching as a psychiatry instructor at the Johns
Hopkins Medical School in 1966. In 1976, he was made
a full professor at the University of Maryland Medical
School. From 1976 through 1989, he directed the Center
for the Study of Human Psychophysiology, UM School of
Lynch, Ph.D., also the author of The Broken
Heart and The Language of the
Heart, is a board member of The American
Institute of Stress, on the staff of the Cardiovascular
Rehabilitation Program at Lifebridge Health and director
of Life Care Health Associates in Baltimore, Maryland.
For more than 30 years, he served on the medical school
faculties of Johns Hopkins, University of Pennsylvania,
and University of Maryland, where he was Co-Director
of the Psychophysiological Clinic and Laboratories.
He lives in suburban Baltimore with his wife Eileen.
More than 10 chapters written by Lynch have been published
in medical textbooks. More than 100 articles written
by Lynch have been published in peer-reviewed medical
journals. A prominent and active member of the International
Pavlovian Society, he based his new book, A
Cry Unheard: New Insights into the Medical Consequences
of Loneliness, on 36 years of original
In connection with his best-selling, oft-cited The
Broken Heart, Lynch appeared on 19 international/national
TV programs, and was discussed in 32 national magazines.
He spoke on three national radio programs, and his book
was reviewed or written about in 31 major daily newspapers,
16 national news syndicates, and 17 medical publications.
His "60 Minutes" segment has run eight times to date-more
than any other segment. It was that appearance that
began the nursing home movement towards bringing in
pets to improve patients' health and overall quality