Dr. Lin is an emergency physician and health services researcher whose goal is to transform acute care delivery to best meet the needs of those who experience the greatest barriers to accessing health care. Her active NIH-funded research portfolio aims to develop a novel patient-reported outcome measure for emergency asthma care; evaluate post-acute care transitions and outcomes for high-risk populations; and enhance health professions workforce diversity and retention. Her prior funded projects have evaluated the impact of value-based care on emergency care delivery and payment; drivers of hospitalization during ED visits; and changes in the intensity of emergency care.
Dr. Lin leads the development of quality measures used nationally by emergency physicians in federally mandated payment programs through her leadership roles in the American College of Emergency Physicians and Clinical Emergency Data Registry. She is the sole emergency physician appointed to the National Quality Forum's All-Cause Admissions and Readmissions Standing Committee, with responsibility for issuing endorsement recommendations pertaining to both all-cause and condition-specific admissions and readmissions quality measures to national regulatory bodies. She was previously a fellow and external consultant to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation on projects evaluating access to care within advanced alternative payment models.
Dr. Lin has received several national awards for her work, including the 2021 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Young Investigator Award and 2016 AcademyHealth Presidential Scholarship for New Health Services Researchers. She completed residency at Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City and fellowship in Health Policy Research at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where she also completed a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
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