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Feng-Chang Lin, PhD

Feng-Chang Lin, PhD

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Biostatistics
  • 2nd floor, Brinkhous-Bullitt Building
  • CB #7064
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599
  • USA

Serving as a biostatistician in the Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (TraCS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Feng-Chang Lin is heavily engaged in collaborative research in biomedical fields.

Dr. Lin's primary area of research lies in the development of novel statistical methods for modeling recurrent events that frequently appear in biomedical studies. These methodologies aim to assist physicians and healthcare providers in better understanding the natural history of a disease and its risk factors.

Honors and Awards

Study Abroad Scholarship

2005-2006, Ministry of Education, Taiwan

Representative Courses

Probability and Statistical Inference II (BIOS 661/673), Spring 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Research Activities

Dr. Lin is a biostatistician in the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS), home of the UNC-CH Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA). His research interests include:

Survival analysis
Generalized linear model
Longitudinal analysis
Heart disease and stroke
Infectious disease

Service Activities

Statistics Editor:
     Genetics in Medicine (2012-present)

Referee Service:
     Journal of the American Statistical Association (JASA)
     Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series B (JRSSB)
     Complementary Therapies in Medicine
     Mathematics and Computers in Simulation American Journal of Chinese Medicine

Practice Activities

From 2011 - 2013, Dr. Lin served as the principal, then the vice principal, of the North Carolina Raleigh Chinese Language School, a registered nonprofit organization founded in 1977. The school originally specialized in teaching Mandarin and traditional Chinese characters, but now offers 20 language classes and 12 culture classes for 200 students.

Key Publications

The effect of numeracy level on completeness of home blood pressure monitoring. Rao V.N., Sheridan S.L., Tuttle L.A., Lin F.C., Shimbo D., Diaz K.M., Hinderliter A.L., Viera A.J. (2015). Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 17(1), 39-45.

Levels of office blood pressure and their operating characteristics for detecting masked hypertension based on ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. Viera, A.J.; Lin, F-C; Tuttle, L.A.; Shimbo, D.; Diaz, K.M.; Olsson, E.; Stankevitz, K.; Hinderliter, A.L. (2015). American Journal of Hypertension, 28(1), 42-49.

Family member accompaniment to routine medical visits is associated with better self-care in heart failure patients. Cené, C.W.; Haymore, L.B.; Lin, F-C; Laux, J.; Jones, C.D.; Wu, J-R.; Dewalt, D.; Pignone, M.; Corbie-Smith, G.  (2015). Chronic Illness, 11(1), 21-32.

Provider Staffing Effect on a Decision Aid Intervention. Ersek, M.; Sefcik, J.S.; Lin, F-C.; Lee, T.J.; Gilliam, R.; Hanson, L.C.  (2014). Clinical Nursing Research, 23(1), 36-53.

Utilization of rapid response resources and outcomes in a comprehensive cancer center. Austin, C.A.; Hanzaker, C.; Stafford, R.; Mayer, C.; Culp, L.; Lin, F-C.; Chang, L.  (2014). Critical Care Medicine, 42(4), 905-909.


PhD, Statistics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2008

MA, Mathematics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2006

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