Farewell and Godspeed, CDC Public Health Scholar and Leader Lynn Jenkins

We received the devastating news that Dr. Eleanor “Lynn” Jenkins passed away on Friday January 17. Lynn was a powerful but graceful force within CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, and before that the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. A policy researcher by training with a PhD in Public Policy Analysis from West Virginia University, Lynn’s work spanned many important public health issues including unintentional injury prevention, traumatic brain injury, trauma systems, violence prevention, motor vehicle injuries, and health care associated injuries. She was a valued colleague and friend to our Public Health Practice Based Research Networks program. All of this accomplished during her brief 48 years. Let us carry Lynn in our hearts and push forward with the health improvement agenda she championed.

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