Lin Zhu

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Lin Zhu

  • Research Engineer, Health Policy

Encina Commons, Room 113,

615 Crothers Way,
Stanford, CA 94305-6006

650-736-8139 (voice)


Lin Zhu is a research engineer in the Center for Health Policy and the Department of Health Policy. Her research focuses on developing simulation models to inform policy-making on infectious disease control and prevention. Lin received a Bachelor of Medicine and a Master of Science from Peking University in Beijing, China, where she has led and participated in several research projects including improvement of vaccination and infectious disease control in pre-school children in disadvantaged areas, control of HIV/AIDS in Beijing and Qingdao, systematic review on severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and epidemiology of fever and diarrhea in Beijing. Lin completed her PhD in Epidemiology at University of Miami. During her PhD studies, she developed a spatial agent-based model to evaluate the impact of neglected vector behaviors and environmental resources on malaria transmission, to evaluate a novel tool for malaria control, and to compare various strategies for the elimination of residual malaria transmission. Prior to joining Stanford, Lin was a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where she developed methods to reduce sampling bias in network statistics, and developed an agent-based network model of hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission among people who inject drugs (PWID).