University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Tracy Lin, PhD

Tracy Lin, PhD

Assistant Professor, Institute for Health and Aging, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Cancer Control


University of Washington, Seattle, WA, BA, 2005, International Studies
University College London, London, UK, MS, 2007, Public Policy
University of California, Davis, CA, PhD, 2014, Political Science
University of California, San Francisco, CA, Postdoctoral Scholar, 2016, Health Policy and Health Economics
London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK, Fellow, 2017, Health Economics

Professional Experience

  • 2016 - 2018
    University of California, San Francisco Medication Utilization Improvement Analyst Medication Outcomes Center, Department of Clinical Pharmacy
  • 2017 - present
    Assistant Adjunct Professor, Medication Outcomes Center, Department of Clinical Pharmacy
  • 2018 - present
    Assistant Adjunct Professor, Institute for Health and Aging, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Honors & Awards

  • 2011 - 2014
    University of California, Davis, Department Travel Grant
  • 2014
    Winner of the U.S Department of Energy, Detection of Nuclear Proliferation, Network Science Idea Challenge (with Vikram Vijayaraghaven)
  • 2015
    Fall Quarter, Dean's Recognition for teaching Excellence, Apple Award

Selected Publications

  1. Borno HT, Lin TK, Batniji RS. Determining the impact of Medicaid expansion on cancer burden. Cancer. 2020 Jul 06.
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  2. DeBoer R, Ndumbalo J, Meena S, Ngoma MT, Mvungi N, Siu S, Msiba S, Nyagabona SK, Luhar R, Buckle G, Lin TK, Breithaupt L, Kennell-Heiling S, Mushi B, Philipo GS, Mmbaga EJ, Mwaiselage J, Van Loon K. Development of a theory-driven implementation strategy for cancer management guidelines in sub-Saharan Africa. Implement Sci Commun. 2020; (1):1-9.
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  3. Lin TK, Shoair OA, Tran D, Wilson L. Utilization, Cost, and Pricing Scheme of Compounded Medications for Public Health System Patients: The California Workers' Compensation System, 2011-2013. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2019 Jul; 25(7):743-751.
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  4. Wilson L, Turkistani F, Tran DM, Huang W, Lin TK. Financial Impact of Alternative Pricing Benchmarks for Physician-Dispensed Drugs in the California Workers' Compensation System. Appl Health Econ Health Policy. 2019 04; 17(2):231-242.
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  5. Lin TK, Wilson L. Use and Costs of Medical Foods and Convenience-Packaged Drugs in the California Workers' Compensation System. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2018 Aug; 24(8):819-833.
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  6. Wilson L, Lin TK, Oh A, Cao V. A gray area for reimbursement: medical foods for non-inborn errors of metabolism. Am J Manag Care. 2018 07; 24(8 Spec No.):SP273-SP278.
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  7. Wilson L, Turkistani FA, Huang W, Tran DM, Lin TK. The impact of alternative pricing methods for drugs in California Workers' Compensation System: Fee-schedule pricing. PLoS One. 2018; 13(5):e0197449.
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  8. Lin TK, Teymourian Y, Tursini MS. The effect of sugar and processed food imports on the prevalence of overweight and obesity in 172 countries. Global Health. 2018 04 14; 14(1):35.
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  9. L. Wilson, Y. Chen, T. Lin, S. Laohavanich, K. Possin, W. Chiong, S. Bonasera, B. Miller. COST AND UTILIZATION OF DEMENTIA CARE ECOSYSTEM AND GENERAL MEDICARE DEMENTIA PATIENTS. Innovation in Aging. 2017 Jul 1; 1(suppl_1):1118-1118.
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  10. Hampson LA, Lin TK, Wilson L, Allen IE, Gaither TW, Breyer BN. Understanding patients' preferences for surgical management of urethral stricture disease. World J Urol. 2017 Nov; 35(11):1799-1805.
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  11. Wilson L, Lin T, Wang L, Patel T, Tran D, Kim S, Dacey K, Yuen C, Kroon L, Brodowy B, Rodondi K. Evaluation of the ASCO Value Framework for Anticancer Drugs at an Academic Medical Center. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2017 Feb; 23(2):163-169.
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  12. Wilson L, Lin TK, Hampson L, Oh A, Ting J, Gaither TW, Allen, Breyer B. Use of Conjoint Analysis to Determine Patient Preferences for Surgical Treatment of Urethral Stricture Disease. Journal of Participatory Medicine. 2017.
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  13. Hampson LA, Allen IE, Gaither TW, Lin T, Ting J, Osterberg EC, Wilson L, Breyer BN. Patient-centered Treatment Decisions for Urethral Stricture: Conjoint Analysis Improves Surgical Decision-making. Urology. 2017 Jan; 99:246-253.
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