Dr. Hynan is a Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences - Division of Biostatistics. She received her MS in Applied Measurement/Statistics and PhD in Quantitative Psychology from the University of Illinois - Urbana. She joined UT Southwestern in 1999 and is involved in various research projects and clinical trials such as Alzheimer's Disease, Acute Liver Failure, and Spinal Muscular Atrophy. She has co-authored more than 260 peer-reviewed publications and chapters in addition to abstracts and presentations at regional and national meetings.

Dr. Hynan has served on 23 PhD dissertation committees, 20 PsyD project committees, and 9 masters theses in the areas of Clinical Psychology, Statistics, Mathematics, and Gerontology. She is the course director and one of the instructors for Conceptual Biostatistics for the Clinical Investigator I as well as one of the instructors for in Biostatistics for Clinical Sciences II and Critical Readings in Biostatistics (a senior elective for MS-4 students).

In 1997, she received the Psi Chi Outstanding Psychology Professor of the Year Award (Baylor University). Dr. Hynan is a past president of the Southwestern Psychological Association and the Chapter Representative for the North Texas Chapter of the American Statistical Association. She is the statistical review editor for the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, on the editorial board for The Scientific World Journal and the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, and a statistical advisor for the journal Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology.


Delaware State University (1979), Mathematics
Graduate School
Univ of Illinois @ Urbana-Cham (1982), Statistics
Graduate School
Univ of Illinois @ Urbana-Cham (1993), Quantitative Psychology

Research Interest

  • Biostatistics
  • Design of Clinical Trials
  • Models of Judgment and Decision Making
  • Multivariate Statistics/Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • Psychometrics


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Prenatal Depression in Women Hospitalized for Obstetric Risk
Brandon AR, Trivedi MH, Hynan LS, Miltenberger PD, Labat DB, Rifkin JB, Stringer CA The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 2008 69(4) 635-643
Development of the Texas Spanish Naming Test: A test for Spanish-speakers
Marquez de la Plata C, Vicioso B, Hynan L, Evans HM, Diaz-Arrastia R, Lacritz L, Cullum CM The Clinical Neuropsychologist 2008 22 (2) 288-304
Elevated troponin I levels in acute liver failure: Is myocardial injury an integral part of acute liver failure?
Parekh NK, Hynan LS, de Lemos J, William M. Lee WM, ALF Study Group Hepatology 2007 45(6) 1489-1495
Serum Apoptosis Markers in Acute Liver Failure: A Pilot Study
Rutherford AE, Hynan LS, Borges CB, Forcione DG, Blackard JT, Lin W, Gorman AR, Shaikh OS, Reuben A, Harrison E, Reddy KR, Lee WM, Chung RT, ALF Study Group Clinical Gasrtoenterology and Hepatology 2007 5(12) 1477-1483

Honors & Awards

  • Chapter Representative
    North TX Chapter of the Am Statistical Assoc (2009)
  • Past-President
    Southwestern Psychological Association (2009)
  • Program Chair
    Society of Applied Multivariate Research (2009)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Statistical Association
  • Association of Psycholgical Science (Charter Member)
  • Society for Mathematical Psychology