Dr. Lynch is a licensed certified social worker (LCSW) and is the associate editor of the journal, Social Work in Mental Health. Dr. Lynch is the author of more than 30 peer reviewed journal articles on mental health. He is a member of the North American Association of Christians in Social Work and the National Association of Social Workers. He was formerly a faculty member at the University of Florida-Jacksonville School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry. He has worked as a public health social worker in an HIV and substance abuse prevention program in West Hollywood, CA, serving transgender people and gay men. He received his doctorate in social welfare from UCLA. In addition to his work experience, he also has lived experience as a person with a transgender family member.