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About Susan K. Flinn

Susan K. Flinn has worked in public health and public policy since 1989 and specializes in reproductive and sexual health issues. Since 1998, she has provided consulting services for non-profit organizations as well as State and Federal governmental agencies. The author of numerous publications, Ms. Flinn researches, drafts, and edits materials for a range of audiences, including policymakers, providers, and the general public. She also plans meetings and creates meeting and proceeding reports. She also assists non-profit organizations with a variety of short and long-term projects. In general, she helps her clients work more efficiently and get more done.

Prior to becoming a consultant, Ms. Flinn was the Director of Legislative Affairs at Advocates for Youth, a non-profit that promotes adolescent sexual and reproductive health. At Advocates, she represented these issues before state and national policymakers, supervised staff and interns, raised the departmental budget from foundations, and wrote numerous publications on adolescent reproductive health. She has also worked at the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH), the American Association of University Women (AAUW), and NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland. Click here for Ms. Flinn's resume. See below for a sample of publications; to download a PDF of her publications, click here.

Ms. Flinn has served on multiple Boards of Directors, including the National Assembly on School Based Health Care (NASBHC), the Washington Celiac Sprue Support Group, Metro TeenAIDS, and the Bryn Mawr Alumnae Association, the Bryn Mawr Club of Washington DC, and the Lantern Bookshop.

She holds a M.A. in Public Policy and Women's Studies from George Washington University and a B.A. in Urban/Art History from Bryn Mawr College.


Selected Publications

"Contraceptive Equity and Black Women," in Our Bodies, Our Lives, Our Voices: The State of Black Women & Reproductive Justice

Global Partners in Care website:, 2014.

“Hot Flashes,” The Women’s Health Activist 2012; 37(6): 5-7.

“Change We Can Believe in – New Developments in Access to Emergency Contraception,” The Women’s Health Activist 2009; 34(4): 6, 10.

With Baird T, Manual Vacuum Aspiration: Expanding Women’s Access to Safe Abortion Services, Chapel Hill, NC: Ipas, 2001.

Selected Editing Projects

The Women’s Health Activist, Washington, DC: National Women’s Health Network, 2005—present. (Editor.)

The Sleep Disorders (e-book), Arlington, VA: National Sleep Foundation, on-going. (Editor.)

“Clinical Practice Guideline: Management of Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM) in Children and Adolescents,” Pediatrics 2013; 131(2): 364-382. (Technical editor.)

AAP National Center for Medical Home Implementation, “Clinical Report—Supporting the Health Care Transition From Adolescence to Adulthood in the Medical Home,” Pediatrics 2011; 128(1): 182-200.