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Chun Chieh "Anna" Lin, PhD, MBA
Epidemiologist, Health Services Research

Anna Lin

Dr. Chun Chieh “Anna” Lin is an Epidemiologist in the Health Services Research Program, Intramural Research department of the American Cancer Society. During the past two years, she engaged in several projects focusing on access to care and patterns and outcomes of cancer treatment with other HSR team members and external collaborators. For example, a study of the association of medical oncologist availability and initiation of chemotherapy for patients with stage III colon cancer identified access to care issues, particularly for patients who lived in health service areas with no medical oncologists. Dr. Lin is also involved in a study of the treatment patterns among advanced staged laryngeal cancer patients which examines factors affecting receipt of guideline recommended treatment.

Dr. Lin received a bachelors degree in Business Administration from National Taiwan University and M.B.A from Georgia State University. In 2009, she completed her Ph.D. in Health Services Organization and Research from Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Lin is well versed in the analysis of health services research data such as Hospital Compare, Nursing Home Compare, American Hospital Association Annual Survey Data (AHA) CMS's Online Survey Certification and Reporting database (OSCAR), Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Medicare and Medicaid claims and cancer registry data - Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) and National Cancer Data Base(NCDB). Her research interests include the evaluation of treatment compliance and quality, access to care, and disparities by race, ethnicity and insurance status. Prior to joining ACS, Dr. Lin worked for Johnson & Johnson Medical Taiwan in senior marketing.

Email: anna.lin@cancer.org

 Selected Publications:

  1. Lin C, Virgo KS. Association between the Availability of Medical Oncologists and Initiation of Chemotherapy for patients with stage III colon cancer. Journal of Oncology Practice. 2012. In press.
  2. Bradley CJ, Clement JP, Lin C. Absence of cancer diagnosis and treatment in elderly Medicaid-insured nursing home residents. J Natl Cancer Inst 2008;100(18159068): 21-31.
  3. Clement JP, Bradley CJ, Lin C. Organizational characteristics and cancer care for nursing home residents. Health Serv Res 2009;44(19780848): 1983-2003.