Hsien-Chang Lin

Assistant Professor
Applied Health Science

linhsi@indiana.edu
(812) 855-6197
PH C021

Education
  • University of Michigan Medical Center, P.D, , 2011
  • University of Michigan, Ph.D.in Health Policy & Pharmacy Administraton, 2010
  • University of Michigan, M.A.in Applied Economics, 2007
  • National Taiwan University, M.A.in Economics, 2004
  • National Taiwan University, B.A.in Economics & Sociology, 2002
Courses
  • B491: Reeading in Public Health Education
  • B492: Research in Public Health Education
  • H494: Research and Evaluation Methods in Health and Safety (Spring)
  • P510: Organization and Administration of Public Health Programs (Spring)
  • H650: Seminar in Public Health Economics (Fall)
  • B702: Advanced Evaluation Research in Public Health (Fall)
  • H791: Readings in Health Behavior
  • H792: Research in Health Behavior
Background
  • Affliated Faculty Member, East Asian Studies Center, College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University at Bloomington, 2012-present
  • Visiting Scholar, Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, National Taiwan University, 2012
  • Research Fellow, Center for Medication Use, Policy and Economics, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, 2010-2011
  • Research Fellow, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, 2010-2011
  • Research Assistant, Department of Clinical, Social and Administrative Sciences, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, 2009-2010
  • Research Assistant, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research Program, Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 2006-2009
  • Cochair, Health Research Symposium: Multidisciplinary Approaches for Improving Public Health, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 2009
  • Cochair, Workshop for Integrating and Discussing Topics in Healthcare, Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 2009
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, National Taiwan University, 2004-2005
  • Research Assistant, the Taiwan Division, the Center for Energy & Environmental Research, and the Center for Economic Forecasting, Chung-Hua Institute for Economic Research, Taiwan, 2001-2003
Research Interests

Dr. Lin has a strong interest in quantitative methodology in health services research, and his research generally focuses on application of statistical/econometric methodology in examining issues related to patient health care utilization, physician decision making, patient labor market participation, effectiveness of medical care delivery (especially pharmaceuticals), and health outcomes/pharmacoeconomic evaluation in diseases. In particular, he has a strong disease-specific research interest in outcomes evaluation in chronic diseases (especially depression, psoriasis, acne, and glaucoma), and study of economic outcomes (such as health care expenditures) related to pharmacotherapy, and how public health policies should be reconsidered based on economic and patient outcomes Recently Dr. Lin is interested research in prescription and utilization of preventive health services and medications (for example, smoking cessation medications.) Dr. Lin has led and participated in several research projects in the areas of health outcomes, patient medication use behaviors, pharmacoeconomic evaluation and pharmaceutical health services research.

Honors
  • Trustees Teaching Award, School of Public Health, Indiana University, 2014
  • Finalist, Judy K Black Early Career Award, American Academy of Health Behavior, 2014
  • Finalist, Best Poster Research Presentation Award, International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 5th Asian-Pacific Conference, 2012
  • Finalist, Best Poster Research Presentation Award, International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 4th Asian-Pacific Conference, 2010
  • The Best Poster Presentation Award, Midwest Social and Administrative Pharmacy Conference, 2010
  • The Best Master Thesis Award, Taiwan Economic Association, 2004
  • Honorary Member, The Phi-Tau-Phi Scholastic Honor Society of Taiwan, 2004
Selected Publications

Yu CY, Lin HC. Transit-Related Walking to Work in Promoting Physical Activity. 2014. (Journal of Physical Activity & Health—In Press)

Luo J, Lin HC, He K, Hendryx MS.  Diabetes and Prognosis in Older Persons with Colorectal Cancer.  2014.  (British Journal of Cancer - In Press).

Al-Dabagh A, Al-Dabagh R, Davis SA, Lin HC, Balkrishnan R, Feldman SR.  Systemic Corticosteriods Are Requently Prescribed for Psoriasis.  2014.  (Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, 2014; 18: 1-5)

Mayo-Gamble T, Lin HC.  Healthcare Utilization and Diabetes Management Programs:  Indiana 2006-2010.  2013.  (American Journal of Managed Care - In Press).

Davis SA, Lin HC, Yu CH, Balkrishnan R, Feldman SD. Underuse of Early Follow-Up Visits: A Missed Opportunity to Improve Patients' Adherence. 2013. (Journal of Drugs in Dermatology - In Press)

Kokkonen EWJ, Lin HC, Davis SA, Feldman SR, Fleischer AB. Electronic Prescriptions Use by Specialty. 2013. (The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits - In Press)

Tan X, Al-Dabagh A, Davis SA, Lin HC, Balkrishnan R, Chang JW, Feldman SR. Medication Adherence, Healthcare Costs and Utilization Associated with Acne Drugs in the Medicaid Enrollees with Acne Vulgaris. American Journal of Clinical Dermatology.  2013; 14(3): 243-251.

Kokkomen EWJ, Davis SA, Lin HC, Dabade TS, Feldman SR, Fleischer AB. Use of Electronic Medical Records Differs by Specialty and Office Settings. Journal of American Medical Informatics Association.  2013; 20(E1):  E33-E38.

Lin HC, Alamdari HS, Haung KE, Gustafson CR, Davis SA, Balkrishman R, Feldman SR. Prevalence of Psoriasis and Rosacea Comorbidities in the Outpatient Setting. Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery.  2013; 17(5): 295-298.

Lin, HC, Wong SW, Chang SY. The Development of Translational Research in Taiwan (in Chinese). Taiwan Journal of East Asian Studies. 2013; 10(1): 347-359.

Shtein RM, Raoof-Daneshvar D, Lin HC, Sugar A, Main SI, Nan B, Stein JD. Author Reply to Letter to the Editor. Ophthalmology. 2013; 120(3): 650-651.

Shtein RM, Raoof-Daneshvar D, Lin HC, Sugar A, Mian B, Stein JD. Keratoplasty for Corneal Endothelial Disease, 2001-2009. Ophthalmology. 2012; 119:1301-1310.

Chang JW, Patel I, Suh WS, Lin HC, Kim SJ, Balkrishnan R. Does State's Budget Cut Pressure Matter for Uncompensated Care Spending in Hospitals? Findings from Texas and California. Journal of Health Planning and Management.. 2012; 27: 88-103.

Lin HC, Balkrishman R, Lucas PT, Feldman SR. Medication Choice and Associated Health Care Outcomes and Costs for Patients with Psoriasis in the United States. Journal of Dermatological Treatment. 2012: 23:196-202.

Lin HC, Erickson SR, Balkrishnan R. Physician Prescribing Patterns of Innovative Antidepressants in the United States: The Case of MDD Patients 1993-2007. The International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine. 2011; 42(4): 353-368.

Lin HC, Erickson SR, Balkrishnan R. Antidepressant Utilization, Adherence and Health Care Spending in the United States: The Case of MDD Patients 2000-2007. Health Outcomes Research in Medicine. 2011; 2(2): e79-e89.

Patel P, Lin HC, Feldman SR, Fleischer AB, Nahata M, Balkrishnan R. Medication Choice and Associated Health Care Outcomes and Costs for Patients with Acne in the United States. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. 2011; 10(7): 766-771.