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Pi-I Debby Lin

Research Scientist II

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 health across the lifecourse. She utilized epidemiological study designs and statistical modeling to evaluate the relationship between environmental exposure and chronic disease outcomes. Particularly, she focused on heavy metals, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), air pollution, and greenspace. She utilizes data from the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet), Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program, Project Viva, Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), and the Nurse’s Health Study (NHS) for her research. Debby is a Research Scientist II in the Division of Chronic Disease Research Across the Lifecourse (CoRAL).

Debby received her ScD from the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She serves on several committees within the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), including the Communication Committee and the Anti-Racism Task Force. Debby is originally from Pingtung, Taiwan, and is a member of the Indigenous tribe, Amis.


Birth Outcomes in Relation to Neighborhood Food Access and Individual Food Insecurity During Pregnancy in the Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO)-Wide Cohort Study. (Pubmed Abstract)