Janet Lin, M.D., MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine;
Director, International Emergency Medicine and Health Fellowship Program;
Affiliate Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health;
Director, Health Systems Development, Center for Global Health
Courses taught: Dr. Lin teaches IPHS 409 Challenges in Global Health.
Areas of interest: Dr. Lin’s research interests include improving the access and delivery of healthcare in resource-limited areas through education and provision of healthcare, utilizing health promoter networks for healthcare delivery, incorporating mobile technology into health delivery framework, and emergency medicine/disaster preparedness development and training.
Current and Recent Projects: Dr. Lin is currently conducting projects which focus on a complementary program of clinical and population-based improvement of health access and delivery in Uganda with Engeye Health Clinic in Ddegeya Village. She is also working in Haiti with local physicians in Delmas, Port-au-Prince, and in Bolivia and Peru in the Lake Titicaca binational region.
Dr. Lin’s ongoing projects with former and current international emergency medicine fellows have been conducted in Guatemala, India, Zambia, Laos, and Uganda.
Her previous activities and projects have included acute disaster response post-earthquake in Haiti and a survey of hospital capability of emergency departments as part of an emergency medicine initiative in Azerbaijan with IMC, USAID.
Dr. Lin has served as an instructor and helped to write curriculum for various emergency medicine development programs that focus on improving capacity of in-country hospitals to provide emergency care in Tanzania, China, and Southeast Asia in association with programs conducted by CDC, USAID, Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Lin is an advisory board member for Engeye Health;
She is an International Editorial board member for the Journal of Academic Emergency Medicine, Turkey;
Dr. Lin is Co-chair, Education committee, International Emergency Medicine Section, American College of Emergency Physicians;
She is involved with Mision Fronteras, Bolivia/Peru and the Center for Global Health, at UIC.