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Faculty Detail    
Campus Address RWUH 226M Zip 0017
Phone  (205) 934-2403
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Undergraduate  University of Georgia       B.S. in Biology, Psychology. Minor in Religion  
Medical School  Medical College of Georgia      MD  
Residency  Duke University       Neurology Residency  
Fellowship  Northwestern University       NIH StrokeNet Research Fellowship  
Fellowship  Northwestern University      Vascular Neurology Fellowship (Stroke and Stroke Rehabilitation) 

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology   

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Neurology   Neurology Chair Office Assistant Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Comprehensive Neuroscience Center Assistant Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Chen Lin, a native of Atlanta, GA, graduated from University of Georgia with a B.S. in Biology and Psychology and a minor in Religion. In between undergraduate and medical school, he received a scholarship to work with Rotary International in Venezuela. He received his medical degree from Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He completed his general intern year and his Neurology Residency at Duke University in Durham, NC where he served as Chief Resident. During his neurology residency, he worked with AMPATH in Eldoret, Kenya. He completed a NIH StrokeNet Research Fellowship and a Vascular Neurology Fellowship in Stroke and Stroke Rehabilitation at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. He currently serves as the director of the stroke recovery clinic at UAB, an innovative method in delivering stroke follow-up care, and the Principal Investigator of the UAB Stroke Registry. In addition, he works with Veterans at the Birmingham VA in stroke and stroke recovery.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American Academy of Neurology     
American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine  Comittee Member in Stroke Rehabilitation   
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association     

Research/Clinical Interest
Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation: the impact of mental health on stroke recovery including veterans
My main research interests involve understanding stroke recovery and developing novel tools to improve recovery after stroke and quality of life after stroke. I am also interested in using neuroimaging to assess how mood impacts stroke recovery and neuroplasticity in patients including veterans.

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Predicting Domain-Specific Health-Related Quality of Life Using Acute Infarct Volume.  28536175  
Infarct location is associated with quality of life after mild ischemic stroke.  29956592  
Assessment of healthcare personnel knowledge of stroke care at a large referral hospital in sub-Saharan Africa - A survey based approach.  28457860  
Is carpal tunnel syndrome present in acute stroke patients? An investigative study using clinical and imaging screening tools.  28209312  
Functional Measures Upon Admission to Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Predict Quality of Life After Ischemic Stroke   
Simplified modified rankin scale questionnaire: reproducibility over the telephone and validation with quality of life.  21680905  
Measured neurological improvements correlate with self-perceived improvements after stroke.  21454095  
Improving modified Rankin Scale assessment with a simplified questionnaire.  20224060  
Emerging subspecialties in neurology: neurorehabilitation.  26238822  

stroke, stroke rehabilitation, stroke recovery, neuroimaging, quality of life, mental health