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Pi-I Debby Lin

Research Scientist

Pi-I Debby Lin, MS, ScD, is a health scientist with a research focus on environmental and nutritional epidemiology. She is interested in investigating how environmental and dietary factors affect maternal and child health. Her previous research experiences include performing validation of dietary assessment tools, implementing interventional trials to reduce exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals, evaluating the impacts of environmental pollutants on health across the life course, examining dietary patterns associated with exposure to environmental chemicals including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and heavy metals, and utilizing epidemiological models to examine the causal relationship of diet, environmental exposure and health outcomes.  Debby is a Research Scientist in the Division of Chronic Disease Research Across the Lifecourse (CoRAL). She has been working on projects using electronic medical records from PCORnet, prospective observational data from the Diabetes Prevention Program and birth cohorts data from the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program. Debby serves on several committees within the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), including the Students and New Researchers Network (SNRN), Communication Committee, and the Anti-Racism Task Force. Debby is original from Pingtung, Taiwan and is a member of the Indigenous tribe, Amis.


Prenatal Antidepressant Exposures and Autism Spectrum Disorder or Traits: A Retrospective, Multi-Cohort Study. (Pubmed Abstract)