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Shen (Lamson) Lin

Ph.D. candidate in Gerontology (2017-present, University of Toronto)

M.A. in Social Policy (2014-2015, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Email: lamsonlin.lin@mail.utoronto.ca

Google Scholar; Research Gate; PubMed; ORCID ID: 0000-0002-9792-2372

BIOGRAPHY

Shen (Lamson) Lin is a Ph.D. candidate (thesis stage) and course instructor at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work (FIFSW) and Institute for Life Course and Aging at the University of Toronto in the 2020/21 academic year. He is teaching SWK4622: Social Work Practice in Health (MSW year-2 course: health and mental health stream) in the Fall term 2020. 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.

To date, Lamson has published 12 peer-reviewed articles in the past 3 years. Lamson has received multiple academic awards from professional organizations in North America, including the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).


RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Aging: Social gerontology; Geriatric psychiatry; Life course approach
  • Diversity: Immigrant, refugee and racialized minority health
  • Equity: Social determinants of health; Health service research; Social epidemiology

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS (N=12)

  • Representative papers: Single author/first author (N=5)
    1. Lin, S. L., (2021) Access to health care among racialized immigrants to Canada in later life: A theoretical and empirical synthesis, Aging & Society, 1-25. (Impact factor=1.77). https://doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X20001841
    2. Lin, S. L., (2021). Social work indigenization in Mainland China: Towards a state-led decolonizing framework, Journal of Social Work (Impact factor=1.19). https://doi.org/10.1177/1468017320981707
    3. Lin, S. L. (2020). 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 Services50(2), 184-198. (Impact factor=1.75) https://doi.org/10.1177/0020731419867529
      Eurekalert: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/uot-uoa031220.php
    4. Lin, S. L. Kobayashi K., Hongmei T., Karen D., Simran R. A., Fuller-Thomson E (2020). Close Relations Matter: The Association between Depression and Refugee Status in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health (Impact factor=1.58). https://org/10.1007/s10903-020-00980-0
      Eurekalert:
      https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-01/uot-orh012320.php
    5. Lin, S. L. (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, https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSSP-01-2018-0008
  • Co-authored papers (N=7)
    1. Hongmei T., Lung. Y., Lin, S. L., Kobayashi K., Davison, K. M., Fuller-Thomson E (2020). Refugee Status is Associated with Double the Odds of Psychological Distress in mid-to-late life: Findings from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA)Canadian Refugees, International Journal of Social Psychiatry (Impact factor=1.63). https://doi.org/10.1177/0020764020971003
    2. Davison, K. M., Lin, S. L., Kobayashi K., Hongmei T., Fuller-Thomson, E. (2020).Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in older adults differs by immigrant status and ethnicity, nutrition, and health characteristics in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. (Impact factor=2.54). DOI: 10.1007/s00127-020-02003-7
    3. Davison, K. M., Lin, S. L., Tong, H., Kobayashi, K. M., Mora-Almanza, J. G., & Fuller-Thomson, E. (2020). Nutritional Factors, Physical Health and Immigrant Status Are Associated with Anxiety Disorders among Middle-Aged and Older Adults: Findings from Baseline Data of The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA). International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health17(5), 1493. (Impact factor=2.47). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17051493
      Eurekalert: https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-02/uot-lfa022620.php
    4. Fuller-Thomson, E. Karen, D., Lin, S. L., Kobayashi K., Hongmei T., (2020) Psychological distress in older adults linked to immigrant status, dietary intake, and physical health conditions in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), Journal of Affective Disorders (Impact factor=4.16) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2020.01.024
      Eurekalert: https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-02/uot-nak021020.php
    5. Fuller-Thomson, E., Karen, D., Lin, S. L., Kobayashi K., Hongmei T., (2020) Nutrition, Immigration and Health Determinants are Linked to Verbal Fluency among Anglophone Adults in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), Journal of Nutrition, Aging and Health (Impact factor=2.79), 24,672–680 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12603-020-1402-8
      Eurekalert
      : https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-06/uot-nak062320.php
    6. Karen, D., Yu, L., Lin, S. L. Kobayashi K., Hongmei T., Fuller-Thomson, E. (2019), Depression in middle and older adulthood: The role of immigration, nutrition, and other determinants of health in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, BMC Psychiatry. (Impact factor=2.67), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-019-2309-y
      Eurekalert
      : https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-11/uot-dlt111219.php
    7. Ngai, S. Y., Cheung, C. K., Yuan, R., Lin, S. L. (2016). Work motivation of unemployed youths: Moderating effects of financial dependence on parents, Children and Youth Services Review 71, 157-165. (Impact Factor=1.521), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.11.005

ACADEMIC AWARDS

  • 2020 CIHR IPPH Travel Awards Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Institutes of Population and Public Health (IPPH) Travel Awards for the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) annual conference 2020.
  • 2019 Doctoral Student Travel Award – Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). 24th SSWR Annual Conference

Abstract title: Does Social Health Insurance System Ensure Equitable Access to Physician Visits and Hospital Admissions Among Older Adults in China? Evidence from 2014 China Family Panel Studies

Abstract title: Depression among middle-aged and older Canadian refugees in the Canadian. Longitudinal Study on Aging: the fundamental role of social support

  • 2018 Best Abstract (Gero-Ed Track) – the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Certificate of Distinction, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) 64th Annual Program Meeting (Orlando, November 2018)

Abstract title: Unequal Aging: Gender and Socioeconomic Disparities in Psychophysical Health of Chinese Elders


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