Sunny Lin, PhD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of General Medical Sciences
School of Medicine

Sunny C. Lin, PhD, MS, is focused on developing systems approaches to improve healthcare delivery for underserved and complex patient populations.


Sunny C. Lin, PhD, MS, is an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Informatics, Institute for Public Health, and in the division of General Medical Sciences at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Lin specializes in studying the impact of health information technology (HIT) and health care payment on care delivery. Her most recent research assesses the sustainability of Medicare ACOs in communities of color and the use of health information exchange for care coordination in hospitals and assisted living facilities.

Sunny received a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, where she was a fellow in the Rackham Merit Fellowship and received an R36 dissertation award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. She also has an M.S. from Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, and a B.S. from Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy.

Research Interests

  • Impact of payment reform and innovative care delivery models on patient care
  • Complex systems analysis of large secondary datasets to identify unintended consequences and inequities in the healthcare system
  • Leveraging care delivery models and information technology to address health disparities