Lin Yang

Child Health & Wellness Researcher

Maternal & Child Health Program

Research Scientist

Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research, Alberta Health Services

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department of Oncology and Community Health Sciences

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

Contact information


Office: 403.698.8156

Office hours

Department of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research (CEPR)
Alberta Health Services - CancerControl Alberta
505B, Holy Cross Centre
Box ACB, 2210 - 2 St. SW
Calgary, AB T2S 3C3



  • Epidemiology
  • Exercise
  • Obesity
  • Population health
  • Sleep

Research summary

Dr. Lin Yang has a multidisciplinary background, including kinesiology, statistics and epidemiology. Her research utilizes big data to improve population health by creating innovative interventions to make physical activity an easy and accessible option for population-wide disease risk reduction. 

One research area that I have a track record and particular interest in is the impact of environmental factors on birth outcomes. I have conducted a record linkage study in Austria and a systematic review to generate evidence on the negative impact of geographic factors on birth outcomes (small for gestational age, pre-term birth). Given the geographic variation across Canada and within Alberta, I'd like to continue this line of research with ACHRI, also to expand the scope of my current research in this area by including health outcomes during childhood.