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Tracy Lin JD PhD

Tracy Lin
  • Visiting Senior Research Specialist
Gender Pronouns
  • she/her
Contact Information
  • wlin33 [at]
  • (312) 413-4579
  • School of Public Health / Psychiatric Institute (SPHPI)
    1601 W. Taylor St.
    SPHPI MC 912
    Chicago IL 60612
  • Room #:526

Tracy received her PhD in Public Health Sciences (Health Policy and Administration) from the School of Public Health at UIC in 2019. Her dissertation work focused on whether nursing home regulation is associated with, or can lead to, better quality of care in nursing facilities, including antipsychotic drug use. She is currently working on a NIH grant that examines the effects of workplace harassment on health outcomes longitudinally under Dr. Kathleen Rospenda.

  • psychiatry

    aging, mental health, global health policy, state health policy

  • Project for Research on Work and Well-being

  • Lin, T.W., Rospenda, K. M., & Richman, J. A. (2022). Relationships between school harassment and problematic drinking in a college sample: Is need for approval a moderator? Journal of American College Health, ahead-of-print(ahead-of-print), 1–9.

    Lin, W., Leider, J., Shang, C., Hennessy, E., Perna, F. M., & Chriqui, J. F. (2020). The Association Between State Physical Education Laws and Student Physical Activity. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 58(3), 436–445.

    Piekarz-Porter E, Lin W, Leider J, Turner L, Perna F, Chriqui J. State Laws Matter When It Comes to School Provisions for Structured PE And Daily PE Participation. Translational Behavioral Medicine. 2021; 11(2):597-603

    Chriqui, Lin, W., Leider, J., Shang, C., & Perna, F. M. (2020). The harmonizing effect of Smart Snacks on the association between state snack laws and high school students’ fruit and vegetable consumption, United States—2005–2017. Preventive Medicine, 139, 106093–106093.

    Leider, Lin, W., Piekarz-Porter, E., Turner, L., & Chriqui, J. F. (2020). The Role of District Wellness Policies in Encouraging Student Participation in the School Breakfast Program, United States. Nutrients, 12(8), 2187

    Chriqui, Leider, J., Piekarz-Porter, E., Lin, W., Turner, L., Michael, S. L., Brener, N., & Perna, F. (2021). “Waiving” Goodbye to PE: State Law and School Exemption and Substitution Practices in the United States. Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, 6(2).

    Slater S, Pugach O, Lin W, Bontu A. If You Build It Will They Come? Does Involving Community Groups in Playground Renovations Affect Park Utilization and Physical Activity? Environment and Behavior. 2016; 48(1):246-265. 

    Piekarz-Porter E, Chriqui JF, Schermbeck RM, Leider J, Lin W. The Active Role States Have Played in Helping to Transform the School Wellness Environment through Policy, School Years 2006-07 through 2014-15. Chicago, IL: Bridging the Gap Program and the National Wellness Policy Study, Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois Chicago, 2017,

    Mullner R, Lin W. (2015) Health. In Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements. Oxford University Press.