Karen WeiRu Lin
Karen WeiRu Lin, MD, MS, FAAFP, is the faculty advisor for several units within Robert Wood Johnson Medical School that integrate global health: HIPHOP Promise Clinic, a weekly student-run health clinic for underserved populations in New Brunswick; elective courses in medical Mandarin and complementary and alternative medicine elective courses; Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association; International Health Interest Group; and Physicians for Human Rights.
Among her numerous research projects, she received a seed grant from Rutgers Global Health Institute for the Health Passport to Healthy Living program at HIPHOP Promise Clinic. She also collaborates with the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and its affiliated Rutgers Cooperative Extension on VeggieRx, a program that serves New Brunswick’s poor and low-income residents by providing fresh produce from New Jersey’s farms and convenient access to health services.
Lin has served on the medical school’s executive council and admissions, alternative medicine, and multicultural education committees. She integrates acupuncture into her family medicine practice and facilitated the Chinese American Medicine Initiative and Integrative Healing Program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
- Spotlight: Office of Global Health at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School — This medical school office is a hub for many types of global health activities, which involve people throughout the school and places around the world, including the school’s local communities in New Jersey and international partnership sites.
- Video Profile: Dr. Karen Lin — Produced by Rutgers Global, this video highlights Karen WeiRu Lin, who is originally from Taiwan and is now the associate dean for global health at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and an active collaborator throughout Rutgers and New Brunswick.
- Veggie Rx Promotes Connections Between Food and Health — Founded at Rutgers, the newly expanded program serves New Brunswick’s poor and low-income residents by providing fresh produce from New Jersey’s farms and convenient access to health services.
- For New Brunswick’s Poorest Residents, a Path to Better Health — Launched at a Rutgers health clinic that serves the city’s homeless and indigent residents, the Health Passport to Healthy Living program encourages patients to actively track their health status using personal “passports.” Robert Wood Johnson Medical School faculty and students are leading this initiative.
Karen WeiRu Lin
303 George St., Suite 320
New Brunswick, NJ 08901