Julia Lynch is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, where she has taught since 2001. She holds a PhD in political science from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA in government from Harvard University. Lynch's research concerns the politics of inequality, social policy, and the economy in comparative perspective, with a focus on the countries of Western Europe and the United States. Her current projects are on the politics of health inequalities; and on responses to inequalities in income, education, and health care among elites and mass publics in the US and Europe. Lynch has received major grants and fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Social Science Research Council. She is the incoming Chair of the Health Politics and Policy section of the American Political Science Association, an expert advisor to the World Health Organization's European regional office, and an editor of Socio-Economic Review, a multi-disciplinary journal focusing on analytical, political and moral questions arising at the intersection of economy and society. She also currently serves on the editorial boards of several other journals, including Perspectives on Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of European Social Policy, and Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law.