Chunqing Lin, PhD, is a Core Scientist in the Methods Core at CHIPTS.  She is currently an Assistant Professor-in-Residence in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA Semel Institute Center for Community Health. Her primary research interest is in implementation science in healthcare settings, which was cultivated during her doctoral dissertation study that examined the implementation issues of methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) programs in China. After receiving her doctoral degree, she served as Project Director and Co-Investigator of several NIH-funded intervention trials in China and Vietnam.

In 2013, she received a Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K award) to study implementation science and intervention delivery in healthcare settings. She applied conjoint analysis to model hospital stakeholders’ decision-making in adoption of evidence-based intervention models and utilized bottleneck analysis to locate the weakest link in the dissemination of intervention supplies within hospitals. Chunqing continues to broaden her research in implementation science through other research activities on health service integration and improvement including a pilot grant to map the provision of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV services and explore strategies to engage migrant women with HIV in the PMTCT service cascade in China.

She is also conducting another pilot study to identify the barriers to substance use and mental health-related service provision among men who have sex with men and to devise strategies to provide integrated mental health and substance use prevention, diagnosis and care in primary care settings. Inspired by the decentralization of MMT services in Vietnam, she recently proposed an R34 to use structured implementation science methodologies to guide the development of an intervention model focusing on process optimization of service decentralization.

Outside of her work, Chunqing is an adventurous eater, embracing exotic and authentic food from across the world, and enjoys imitating restaurant dishes at home. Photography has always been one of her favorite hobbies and she has a talent for taking macro close-ups of flowers.

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