Janet Lin, MD, MPH
Associate Professor and Director
Health Systems Development
Janet Lin is the Director of Health Systems Development in the Center of Global Health. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at University of Illinois at Chicago and has an Affiliate appointment in the Division of Community Health Sciences in the School of Public Health. She is also Director of the International Emergency Medicine and Health Program in the Department of Emergency Medicine.
In addition to clinical, educational and administrative responsibilities within the College of Medicine and the University Medical Center, Dr. Lin heads the international emergency medicine fellowship program which trains post graduate physicians to be able to practice and do research in a variety of international settings, including providing access to healthcare in rural settings, teaching medical skills to developing hospitals, providing humanitarian assistance and emergency medicine development within a framework of public health. She recently started the Chicago International Medicine Society (CIMS) to build collaborating relationships amongst health care professionals doing global health work in the Chicago area.
She has earned certificates in tropical medicine and has consulted on global health issues. Her work has led her to pursue activities in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. She has conducted ongoing work in rural western Guatemala working with local health promoters and a clinic providing medical care, education and research. She coordinated emergency medical response following the earthquake in Haiti in 2010 and continues to be involved in redevelopment of medical education and rebuilding of health care systems in Haiti. Work in Africa has primarily been in remote hospitals, working with large HIV and TB populations.
Other activities have included providing education and curriculum development for various initiatives throughout the world, specifically, China, Tanzania, and Southeast Asia.