Patrick M. Flynn, Saul B. Sells Chair of Psychology, director of the Institute of Behavioral Research and professor of psychology, was recently selected as a research exemplars in the STEM sector by the Professionalism & Integrity in Research program. Flynn’s research has included studies of national treatment outcomes, intervention trials, treatment costs, organizational functioning, implementation strategies and HIV medication adherence.
Flynn has served the National Institutes of Health as a member of numerous review groups and as chair for two study sections. He is a Fellow in the American Educational Research Association and several divisions of the American Psychological Association. Prior to his return to full-time research in 1990, Flynn worked in therapeutic community, methadone and outpatient drug-free treatment programs in several capacities, and served in upper-level management positions in higher education. He has been continuously funded for more than 25 years by federal agencies such as the NIH. Colleagues view him as a consummate professional and mentor who leads by example. They describe Flynn as fair, committed, respected and skilled at leading productive collaborations, and they admire his impeccable attention to ethical standards guiding research with vulnerable populations.