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Lin H. Chen, MD, FACP, FASTMH, FISTM, is President of the International Society of Travel Medicine (2019-2021).  She is Director of the Travel Medicine Center at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. 

She is a graduate of Harvard University and Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.  She trained in Boston followed by Yale-New Haven Hospital before returning to the Boston area.

She has directed the ISTM course, served on the Research Committee and the Board of Directors as a Counsellor. She served on the ASTMH Certificate Examination Committee and Education Committee and also on Work Groups of the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

Her editorial roles include the Journal of Travel Medicine, Current Infectious Disease Reports, Travel Medicine and Infectious Diseases, and Infectious Diseases: A Geographic Guide.  She served on past scientific program committees of International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases and ISTM Conferences. She is a site director for the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network and Global Travel Epidemiology Network. Her clinical research focuses on travelers’ health, including vector-borne diseases, immunizations, emerging infections, and cross-border healthcare.