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Dr. Shao Lin (MD, PhD) currently is a full Professor of both Dept. of Environmental Health Science, and Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, as well as the Associate Director for Global Health Research, School of Public Health, University at Albany (UAlbany), State University of New York. She has 25 years of experience in directing various environmental health studies and has successfully completed more than 40 projects when she worked in the New York State Department of Health and in UAlbany. As a Principal Investigator, she has directed studies assessing health impacts of various environmental exposures including natural or man-made disasters, extreme weather events, air pollution, heavy traffic exposure, residential exposure to urban air toxics from outdoor/indoor sources, and a series of school environment-health projects.

More relevantly, Dr. Lin has been acting as a Principal Investigator for nine federal grants investigating various disasters (September 11 Disaster, Hurricane Sandy etc.), and extreme weather events on human health. She has being involved in multiple national climate-health committees/ workgroups and was invited in the Expert Panelist of a National Climate Health Report, a President’s Workforce. She is also the reviewer of multiple environmental health journals and the standing members of NIH grant reviewer. Dr. Lin has over 100 publications and has grant-funding record over 10 million.


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    Professor of Public Health, University at Albany, State University of New York