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Kathryn Flynn, PhD

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Kathryn Flynn, PhD

Associate Professor


  • Department of Medicine
    Division of Hematology and Oncology


Dr. Kathryn Flynn is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Division of Hematology and Oncology. She is also the Senior Scientific Director for Patient-Reported Outcomes in the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR). She was trained in sociology (BA, MS) and population health sciences (PhD).

Research Interests

Dr. Flynn’s research focuses on the measure development and analysis of patient-reported outcomes as well as mixed methods approaches to understanding and improving patient-provider communication and patient decision making. She was a co-investigator in the PROMIS Network – NIH Roadmap initiative to standardize patient-reported outcomes measurement across diseases. She co-led development of the PROMIS Sexual Function and Satisfaction measure. She currently co-leads an NICHD R21 as well as a 14-site NCI-funded R01 examining clinical and patient-reported outcomes among patients with chronic myeloid leukemia who discontinue targeted therapies.