Feng-Chang Lin, PhD
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 AwardsStudy Abroad Scholarship
2005-2006, Ministry of Education, Taiwan
Probability and Statistical Inference II (BIOS 661/673), Spring 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Research ActivitiesDr. 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:
Generalized linear model
Heart disease and stroke
Genetics in Medicine (2012-present)
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
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.
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