Julie Lin is a recipient of the M.D. and M.P.H. degrees. She is a graduate of Harvard College, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Harvard School of Public Health. She completed her internal medicine residency and nephrology fellowship training at the Presbyterian Hospital in New York City and has been a Staff Physician at the Renal Division at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Mass, USA, since 2001. Dr. Lin is a Renal Epidemiologist whose research focuses on prevention of chronic kidney disease and its associated complications. Her current research interests include analyses of dietary factors and inflammatory biomarkers in progressive nephropathy in diabetic and nondiabetic kidney disease. Another major area of investigation is associations of early kidney dysfunction with quality of life measures and their implications. How these factors affect the general population as well as living kidney donors after nephrectomy is of high interest to this research group. In addition, cardiovascular disease risk in the setting of chronic kidney disease is also an area of research. On-going work in cohorts such as the Nurses’ Health Study at the Channing Laboratory, REGARDS, and MESA, as well as in randomized trials such as TREAT and VITAL, provides rich sources for her scientific work.
Biography Updated on 4 October 2011