Grace Lin, MD

Medical Director for Health Technology Assessment

Grace Lin joined ICER in 2021 as Medical Director for Health Technology Assessment. In this role, she works with the senior management team, research teams, and economic modeling teams to conduct and oversee ICER reviews.

Grace is also Associate Professor of Medicine and Health Policy in the Division of General Internal Medicine and the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Prior to joining ICER, her research focused on improving medical decision-making to ensure that all patients receive high quality, evidence-based, patient-centered care.  In particular, she focused on identifying areas where practice was inconsistent with the evidence base, assessing reasons for variation in care, evaluating the use of new technologies, and developing and implementing tools to facilitate shared decision-making. Her work has been published in a wide variety of journals, including Health Affairs, JAMA, and the New England Journal of Medicine. She also serves on the editorial boards of JAMA Internal Medicine and Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

Grace received her medical degree from the University of Michigan, completed a residency and chief residency in internal medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, where she was an editor of the 31st edition of The Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics. She then completed a master’s degree in clinical research at UCSF.  She is a practicing primary care physician and teaches and mentors residents and medical students at UCSF.  Outside of work, she and her family share a love of traveling and baseball. She also serves on the board of the Marovo Medical Foundation, a non-profit foundation that provides healthcare to the people of the Marovo Lagoon, Western Province, Solomon Islands.