Lynn T. Singer, PhD

Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
School of Medicine

Dr. Lynn T. Singer has served in many leadership roles across Case Western Reserve University, including a recent assignment as deputy provost and vice president for academic affairs. She recently was recognized by the University as a Distinguished Professor. She has directed a number of large, federally and privately funded research programs, including: a 19-year study of high-risk, preterm infants with lung disease and their families; a longitudinal study of cocaine-exposed infants; and a birth cohort study of MDMA exposure. She has edited two books, Psychosocial Assessment of Adolescents and Biobehavioral Assessment of Infants, and authored more than 150 articles in medical and psychological literature. In 1997, the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine named her a “Million Dollar Professor.” She was recently named a Distinguished Professor, recognizing her contributions to education and research over her long career at Case Western Reserve University. 

Professional Memberships

Developmental Neurotoxicology Society, president
Association for Psychological Science
American Association for the Advancement of Science
NSF ADVANCE Grant, external advisory board
Society for Pediatric Research


Publishing Impact

Metrics from Web of Science/publons and Scopus/SciVal: 

  • H-index: 41
  • Total publications: 202  
  • Total citations:  4,605  
  • Publications in top-tier journals:  23%   
  • Collaborative publishing national/international:  75%/25% 

Editorial roles:

  • Neurotoxicology and Teratology, editorial board
  • Journal of Drug Issues, editorial board

Additional Information

Contributions to science:

  • Addressed understanding influences on the outcomes of high-risk infants
  • Understanding developmental neurotoxicology
  • Led the only studies worldwide to investigate effects of 3.4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine during pregnancy
  • Participated in studies of infant development

Active grants:

  • NIH/NIDA R01: The Effects of Prenatal Cocaine Exposure in Emerging Adulthood
  • NSF: Institutions Developing Excellence in Academic Leadership National
  • NIDA R01: Gender and Developmental Trajectories to Adolescent Substance Use and Sexual Risk Behavior

Student and mentee totals, over Case Western Reserve University career/full academic career:

  • PhD: 16              
  • Post-doc:  2
  • A sampling of CWRU PhD graduates and Postdoctoral fellows’ current careers: 
    • Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences 
    • Vanderbilt University
    • Children’s National Medical Center  
    • The University of Vermont 
    • Ohio State University