Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Lin Zhu is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her main research interests are infectious disease epidemiology and simulation modeling. Her work focuses on developing an agent-based simulation model of Hepatitis C transmission in the network of injecting drug users, which is used to evaluate and compare strategies towards the elimination of Hepatitis C in the U.S. Lin completed her PhD in Epidemiology at University of Miami. During her PhD studies, she developed a spatial individual-based model to evaluate the impact of neglected vector behaviors and environmental resources on malaria transmission, and to compare different strategies for the elimination of residual malaria transmission. Lin has received a Bachelor of Medicine and a Master of Science from Peking University in Beijing, China, where she has led and participated in several research projects on infectious disease epidemiology including improvement of vaccination and infectious disease control in pre-school children in disadvantaged areas, control of HIV/AIDS in Beijing and Qingdao, systematic review on severe acute respiratory syndrome, and epidemiology of fever and diarrhea in Beijing.