Dr. Flynn was trained in sociology and population health sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship on patient-reported outcomes at the Duke Clinical Research Institute. She is associate professor in the Department of Medicine.
Dr. Flynn's research focuses on the development and analysis of patient-reported outcome measures. She is a co-investigator in the PROMIS Network, an NIH Roadmap initiative designed to create standardized, sensitive measures of patient-reported outcomes for clinical research. She is chair of the PROMIS Sexual Function domain group, which leads the development of the PROMIS Sexual Function and Satisfaction measure. Dr. Flynn serves on the steering committee of the Scientific Network on Female Sexual Health and Cancer. She is a co-investigator in the self-reported measures workgroup for NIDDK's Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network (LURN). She is also a co-investigator in the patient-reported outcomes core for the NIH's Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory for rethinking clinical trials. Dr. Flynn is co-principal investigator on a 12-site R01 from NCI that is using PROMIS measures to examine patient-reported health status in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia who discontinue treatment with tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Dr. Flynn also conducts research on patient decision making. She is principal investigator on an R21 from NICHD to examine decision-making for couples seeking care for infertility.
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