Lynn Hamilton, MA

Research Program Manager
Arthritis/Musculoskeletal Population Health Program

Lynn Hamilton coordinates and manages the research projects in the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Population Health Program.  She oversees the development and performance of a diverse set of multi-institutional grants and contracts.  Prior to joining the University of Arizona Arthritis Center in late 2014, Lynn served as the Coordinator of the University of Arizona Cancer Center Behavioral Measurement Shared Service (2008-14).  During her tenure at the Arizona Cancer Center, Lynn worked closely with faculty in the Cancer Prevention and Control Program studying the impact of healthy lifestyles in the prevention and recurrence of various cancers.   Prior to arriving at the University of Arizona, Lynn worked at several renowned research institutions such as the University of Illinois (Survey Research Lab), University of Chicago (National Center for Public Opinion Research) and the University of North Carolina (Odum Institute).   She holds a bachelor's degree in Economics and a master's degree in Communications.

With extensive experience in research management, Lynn has provided oversight and direction on biomedical and behavioral science research projects for over 25 years. She has expertise in research design, data collection, measurement, survey research methodology, quality control procedures, and the interpretation/analysis of research data. Her research emphasis includes health communications and the study of risk behaviors. She is a current member of OARSI and former member of the American Association for Public Opinion Researchers and The American Public Health Association.

Lynn’s current interests are in the sociocultural and behavioral aspects of health and illness in the context of osteoarthritis and physical disability. Her current focus is on using advances in technology to monitor physical activity and physical function in aging and at risk populations.  

She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from San Jose State University and a Master's Degree in Communications from Northern Illinois University.