Yufen Lin, PhD, RN


Titles and Roles

Assistant Professor
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control


Yufen Lin, PhD, RN, is an Assistant Professor at Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University. Dr. Lin is a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control research program at Winship Cancer Institute.


Dr. Lin received her PhD in oncology nursing from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She completed her postdoctoral training at Emory University in oncology nursing. She holds a Master of Nursing from Fudan University in Shanghai, China.


Dr. Lin's research goals include establishing a multidisciplinary team to conduct a program of research in cancer symptom management and supportive/palliative care. Additionally, the objectives are to develop innovative technology-based interventions that incorporate potential biomarkers to improve the health outcomes of patients with cancer and their caregivers. Furthermore, the aim is to tailor these interventions to underserved cancer populations, addressing health disparities and enhancing health equity.


Dr. Lin has been published in a number of peer-reviewed scientific journals and serves as a manuscript reviewer for several interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journals including Supportive Care in Cancer and Frontiers in Psychology.

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Dr. Lin is a recipient of the Distinguished Dissertation Award from Duke University, “Rising Star” at the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Research Congress, and Excellent Service Award at the Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association International Nursing Research Conference.

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