Holly Fernandez Lynch JD, MBE

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John Russell Dickson, MD, Presidential Professor of Medical Ethics
Department: Medical Ethics and Health Policy

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Blockley Hall, Room 1426
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-746-7327
BA (Health and Societies)
University of Pennsylvania College of Arts and Sciences, 2003.
MBE (Bioethics)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2006.
JD (Law)
University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2006.
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Selected Publications

Persad G, Zettler PJ, Lynch HF: "Should Vaccinating Children Off-Label Against COVID-19 Be Universally Prohibited?" Bill of Health blog October 2021 Notes: https://blog.petrieflom.law.harvard.edu/2021/10/06/vaccinating-children-off-label-covid/

Largent EA, Lynch HF: Enough Is Enough: Phillies Need a Vaccine Mandate. Philadelphia Inquirer July 2021 Notes: https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/phillies-covid-vaccine-mandate-mlb-20210715.html.

Persad G, Lynch HF: Millions of Vaccines Are About to Expire. The U.S. Might Just Let Them Go to Waste. Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/07/27/coronavirus-vaccine-waste/ July 2021.

Lynch HF, Largent EA, Peterson A: Alzheimer's Patients Are Desperate for Treatment. But the FDA Can't Throw Out Its Standards. USA Today July 2021 Notes: https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/07/28/fda-drug-approval-alzheimers-disease-patient-desperation/5376168001/

Lynch HF, Persad G: Yes, It’s Legal for Businesses and Schools to Require You to Get a Coronavirus Vaccine. Washington Post May 2021 Notes: https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/05/04/vaccine-mandate-legal-schools-businesses/

Lynch HF, Largent EA.: Is It OK to Offer a Shot at Lottery Money to Get People Vaccinated? As Bioethicists, We Say Yes. Philadelphia Inquirer May 2021 Notes: https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/vaccine-lottery-payments-hesitancy-20210524.html

Lynch HF, Lundin D, Meagher E: Ethical Inclusion of Employee Health Care Workers in COVID-19 Research. Ethics & Human Research 43(2): 19-27, 2021.

Largent EA, Peterson A, Lynch HF: FDA Drug Approval and the Ethics of Desperation. JAMA Internal Medicine In press 2021.

Meyer MN, Gelinas L, Bierer BE, Hull SC, Joffe S, Magnus D, Mohapatra S, Sharp RR, Spector-Bagdady K, Sugarman J, Wilfond BS, Lynch HF: An Ethics Framework for Consolidating and Prioritizing COVID-19 Clinical Trials. Clinical Trials 18(2): 226-233, 2021 Notes: With solicited editorial commentary.

deSante J, Knilans TK, Persad G, Zettler PJ, Lynch HF, Antommaria AHM: Off-Label Prescription of COVID-19 Vaccines in Children: Clinical, Ethical, and Legal Issues (invited, peer reviewed). Pediatrics Epub ahead of print 2021.

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