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Kathryn Flynn, PhD

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Kathryn Flynn, PhD

Professor, Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)


MS, Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
PhD, Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC


Dr. Flynn is a Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Flynn’s research interests include measure development, patient-reported outcomes, and mixed methods approaches to analyzing and improving patient-provider communication and decision making. Dr. Flynn co-led the development of the PROMIS Sexual Function and Satisfaction measure. She is a co-investigator in NIDDK’s Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network (LURN) where she led the LURN Recall Study to evaluate how well men and women are able to self-report their lower urinary tract symptoms over various time periods, comparing daily reports to 3-, 7-, and 30-day recalled reports.

Leadership Positions

  • Senior Scientific Director for Patient-Reported Outcomes Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research