Mike Lynn

Mike Lynn

Founder of Chagas' Disease Education Program

1992 Global Fellow

Chagas’ Disease Education Program works towards Chagas’ Disease eradication amongst rural poor in Bolivia. Chagas’ Disease is a parasitic infection usually contracted in childhood, but often asymptomatic until adulthood. Those people that manifest the infection develop significant illness, resulting in death or severe disability.  Quite frequently, the disease kills or sickens parents with young children, thus threatening the health of entire families. The aim of the Chagas’ Disease eradication program is to reduce transmission of this incurable disease.


Mike Lynn is a venture capitalist at Adams Street Partners, a large private equity firm with offices in Chicago, Menlo Park, London, and Singapore. As a Partner, Mike is responsible for venture investments in life sciences companies, including medical devices and biopharmaceuticals. Mike is board certified in emergency medicine, and a clinical faculty member at the University of California, San Francisco. He continues to teach emergency medicine and volunteers as an attending physician at an inner-city hospital in Oakland. In addition to his investment and medical background, Mike has distinguished credentials in the area of public policy. From 2002-2003, Mike was an International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a visiting scholar at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. In 2001-2002, Mike was a White House Fellow and assistant to former Secretary of State Colin Powell in the Office of Policy Planning in Washington, D.C.