Joy Elizabeth Lin, MD


Fellowship: Stanford University, Neuromuscular Fellowship
Residency: Stanford University, Neurology Residency
Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego



  • General neurology
  • Neuromuscular medicine
  • Global and community health
  • Effect of psychological stress on health
  • Medical writing and editing



Ahmadian AJ, Lin JE, Neylan TC, Woolley JD, O’Donovan A, Cohen BE. (2020). Social integration and inflammation in individuals with and without posttraumatic stress disorder. Brain Behav Immun. 89, 168-174. PMID: 32534985

Niles AN, Smirnova M, Lin JE, O'Donovan A. (2018). Gender Differences in Longitudinal Relationships between Depression and Anxiety Symptoms and Inflammation in the Health and Retirement Study. Psychoneuroendocrinology 95, 149-157. PMID: 29864671

Lin, J., Neylan, T., Epel, E., O’Donovan, A. (2015). Associations of Childhood Adversity and Adulthood Trauma with C-Reactive Protein: a Cross-Sectional, Population-Based Study. Brain, Behavior, and Immun. 53, 105–112. PMID: 26616398

DeQuach, J., Lin, J., Cam, C., Hu, D., Salvatore, MA., Sheikh, F., Christman, K. (2012). Injectable Skeletal Muscle Matrix Hydrogel Promotes Neovascularization and Muscle Cell Infiltration in a Hindlimb Ischemia Model. European Cells & Materials 23, 400–412. PMID: 22665162



2017 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
2017 Chih Award in Neuroscience
2017 Stanley M. Kaplan Essay Contest, 1st Prize
2016 Alpha Omega Alpha Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship
2016 American Psychiatric Association Medical Student/Resident Competition, Top Poster Award
2015 Society of Biological Psychiatry Predoctoral Scholar Award
2015 National Chinese American Physicians Society Scholarship
2014 UCSF School of Medicine Dean’s Prize in Clinical and Translational Research