Jennifer S. Lin, MD, MCR, FACP

Senior Investigator
Director, Evidence-based Practice Center

Biography

Jennifer Lin, MD, MCR, FACP, is a board-certified general internist in primary care with Northwest Permanente and the director of the Kaiser Permanente Research Affiliates Evidence-based Practice Center. Her career interests have focused mainly on evidence-based medicine and health care policy as well as primary and preventive care. She serves as the principal investigator for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) contracts to conduct systematically reviews to support the USPSTF recommendation process.

Dr. Lin is recognized by her peers as an expert in systematic review methodology and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. She has had significant experience in conducting reviews focused on prevention in primary care, complex interventions, behavioral counseling, care of older adults, diagnostic testing, prognosis and risk prediction, and genomic testing. Dr. Lin also serves on the American College of Physicians Clinical Guidelines Committee and Kaiser Permanente’s National Guidelines Directors group, which provides oversight to KP’s National Guideline Program.

Dr. Lin obtained her medical degree at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine in 2000. She subsequently completed both a residency and chief residency in internal medicine at NYU-Bellevue Hospital. She completed a fellowship through the New York Academy of Medicine at Green College, Oxford University and a health services research fellowship and master’s degree in clinical research at the Portland VA Medical Center and Oregon Health & Science University.

Selected Publications

 
  • Petitti DB, Lin JS, Owens DK, Croswell JM, Feuer EJ. Collaborative modeling: Experience of the United States Preventive Services Task Force. Am J Prev Med 2018 Jan;54( (1S1):S53-S62. PMID: 29254526
  • Patnode CD, Eder ML, Walsh ES, Viswanathan M, Lin JS. The use of rapid review methods for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Am J Prev Med 2018 Jan;54(1S1):S19-S25. PMID: 29254522
  • Patnode CD, Evans CV, Senger CA, Redmond N, Lin JS. Behavioral counseling to promote a healthful diet and physical activity for cardiovascular disease prevention in adults without known cardiovascular disease risk factors: Updated evidence report and systematic review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. JAMA 2017 Jul 11;318(2):175-193. PMID: 28697259
  • Lin JS, Bowles EJA, Williams SB, Morrision CC. Screening for thyroid cancer: Updated evidence report and systematic review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. JAMA 2017 May 9;317(18):1888-1903. PMID: 28492904
  • Whitlock EP, Eder M, Thompson JH, Jonas DE, Evans CV, Guirguis-Blake JM, Lin JS. An approach to addressing subpopulation considerations in systematic reviews: The experience of reviewers supporting the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Syst Rev 2017 Mar 2;6(1):41. PMCID: PMC5335853
  • Lin JS, Piper MA, Perdue LA, Rutter CM, Webber EM, O'Connor E, Smith N, Whitlock EP. Screening for colorectal cancer: Updated evidence report and systematic review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. JAMA 2016 Jun 21;315(23):2576-94. Erratum in: JAMA 2016 Aug 2;316(5):545. JAMA 2016 Oct 4;316(13):1412. PMID: 27305422
  • Lin JS, O’Connor EA, Evans CV, Senger CA, Rowland, MG, Groom, HC. Behavioral counseling to promote a healthy lifestyle for cardiovascular disease prevention in persons with cardiovascular risk factors: An evidence update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med. 2014;161(8):568-578.
  • Lin JS, O'Connor E, Rossom RC, Perdue LA, Eckstrom E. Screening for cognitive impairment in older adults: A systematic review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med. 2013 Nov 5;159(9):601-12.
  • Lin JS, Thompson M, Goddard KA, Piper MA, Heneghan C, Whitlock EP. Evaluating genomic tests from bench to bedside: A practical framework. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2012 Oct 19;12:117.

Press Release

Behavioral Counseling Can Effectively Reduce Sexually Transmitted Infections

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that primary care clinicians offer high-intensity programs to all sexually active teens and high-risk adults

Oct 06, 2008