Gary Lin is a Postdoctoral Fellow based in CDDEP’s Silver Spring, Maryland office. Before joining CDDEP, Dr. Lin was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Johns Hopkins University and affiliated with the Center of Data Science in Emergency Medicine and the Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Dr. Lin is a trained systems engineer and has extensive experience working with multidisciplinary teams to integrate systems thinking with computational models to solve large-scale issues.
Dr. Lin’s current research is in computational epidemiology of infectious diseases such as COVID-19 and antimicrobial-resistant organisms. Most of his work focuses on applying data-driven modeling to capture the dynamical behavior of complex systems so it can inform policymakers and lead to better public health outcomes. His other research interests include environmental sustainability, international development, improving clinical trials, network science, and critical infrastructure resilience and recovery. Throughout his career, Dr. Lin has contributed to numerous projects with sponsors like the MIT Collaborative Initiatives, Bloomberg American Health Initiative, Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition to scientific research, Dr. Lin has taught undergraduate and graduate-level classes on systems modeling and simulation.
Dr. Lin received his Ph.D. in Civil and Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 2018. He also holds an M.S.E. in Geography and Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and dual bachelor’s degrees from the University of Colorado in Boulder: B.S. in Civil Engineering and B.A. in Economics.