Chun Chieh Lin, PhD, MBA is an Assistant Research Scientist in the Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan Medical School.
Dr. Lin completed her PhD in Health Services Organization and Research from the Virginia Commonwealth University. Her dissertation used linked Michigan Cancer Registry-Medicare and Medicaid claims data to examine the association between nursing home characteristics and utilization of cancer-related medical services. After completing the PhD program, she worked as a health services researcher at the American Cancer Society. During her seven-year tenure at the ACS, she had worked as a PI or co-PI and had 40+ publications in peer-review journals and presented at several national conferences.
After joining the University of Michigan Medical School Department of Neurology Health Services Research program in July 2017, Dr. Lin has been participating in studies investigating the role of stroke and dementia in the disability in the elderly, and the role of care companion in the elderly with stroke, investigating the impact of neurologists on outcomes in epilepsy patients, and examining geographic variation in neurologists and neurologic care.
Dr. Lin has broad knowledge in health services research, with specific emphasis using large databases of survey research and secondary data analysis such as Medicare and Medicaid claims data, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, NHATS, cancer registry data, and Optuminsights data
Areas of Interest
Health services research, clinical epidemiology, workforce demand/supply, comparative treatment effectiveness studies, health outcomes research, and examination in the factors associated with treatment disparities among underserved patients.
The likelihood that opioid treatment for common neurological conditions was initiated appeared to decrease with greater access to neurologists or other specialists who offered alternative pain treatment.
The distribution of neurologists varies across the United States, according to a study published online Dec. 23 in Neurology.
Researchers found that about one in five patients who visited a neurologist had to travel outside their home region for care, and the median travel distance was approximately 68 miles round trip.