Dr. Lynn Copes is a founding faculty member and an associate professor in Quinnipiac's Netter School of Medicine. Her training is in biological anthropology, specifically the evolution and development of fossil human ancestral skull vaults. Her current research interests focus on the development, in various human populations, of a competent skeleton.
Dr. Copes teaches anatomy to medical students, as well as students in the Physician Assistant and Doctorate of Nurse Practice programs. She also teaches Evolutionary Medicine and Poverty and Health electives. The Poverty and Health course is taught through the Inside Out Prison Education Program - 12 medical students and 12 incarcerated students take the course together, learning from and with each other. Dr. Copes is particularly passionate about increasing education and awareness of the impacts of incarceration on health and encouraging future physicians to engage with this particularly underserved and often ignored population.
Dr. Copes has received awards for her mentoring and service from the Inclusion and Diversity Council and the Scholarly Research and Concentration Capstone course.