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Lin Shen Lamson

M.A. Social Policy (2015, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)


Shen (Lamson) Lin is a third-year doctoral student at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work (FIFSW) and Institute for Life Course and Aging at the University of Toronto. His research interests center on inequities in health care access, social determinants of health, and evidence-based health policy. Prior to this, he was a social policy analyst in Hong Kong and gained his gerontologtical social work practice from a long-term care management centre in Taiwan.



  • Lin, S. (2019) Inequities in Access: The Impact of a Segmented Health Insurance System on Physician Visits and Hospital Admissions Among Older Adults in the 2014 China Family Panel Studies, International Journal of Health Services (SSCI, Impact factor: 1.75)
  • Lin, S. (2018) ““We work like ants…we avoid being troublemaker”: An exploratory inquiry on resilience of Chinese street vendors in the urban village”, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy (RG impact factor: 0.57),
  • Ngai, S. Y., Cheung, C. K., Yuan, R., Lin, S. (2016). Work motivation of unemployed youths: Moderating effects of financial dependence on parents, Children and Youth Services Review 71, 157-165. (SSCI, 5-year impact factor = 521),



  • Lin, S. (2019), Oral presentation: “Factors Associated with Physician Visit and Hospitalization of China’s Aging Population: Evidence from Nationally-Representative Data”, Society for Social Work and Research–SSWR 2019 23th Annual Conference, “Ending Gender Based, Family and Community Violence”, January 16-20, 2019, San Francisco, United States.



  • Best Original Research Abstract, Annual Student and Trainee Abstract Competition, 2019 North American Refugee Health Conference (Faculty of Medicine, U of T), Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers (Toronto, June, 2019),
    Abstract title: Depression among middle-aged and older Canadian refugees in the Canadian. Longitudinal Study on Aging: the fundamental role of social support
  • Best Abstract, Certificate of Distinction, the Gero-Ed Track in the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) 64th Annual Program Meeting (Orlando, November 2018)
    Abstract title: Gender and Socioeconomic Disparities in Psychophysical Health of Chinese Elders