Shen Lamson Lin

Shen Lamson Lin
University of Toronto | U of T · Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work

PhD Candidate (Social Work; Health equity)

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Introduction
Shen (Lamson) Lin is a PhD candidate at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto. His research interest centers on social determinants of health (race, immigration), health equity, health care access. Email: lamsonlin.lin@mail.utoronto.ca.
Additional affiliations
February 2016 - November 2016
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Position
  • Department-based Research Assistant
Education
September 2017 - July 2021
University of Toronto
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Publications (29)
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The fragmentation of job-based and community-based insurance plans inevitably undermines health care accessibility in China’s market-oriented health system, especially for uninsured and rural residents. Based on the 2014 China Family Panel Studies, this secondary data analysis examined whether socioeconomic indicators, health-related determinants,...
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Summary: The tension between indigenizing versus internationalizing social work knowledge, resulting from local-specific sensitivity, has been a contemporary dispute in the Global South where there are diverse geo-historical backgrounds. This is the case in China, where the mainstream international narrative surrounding social work development has...
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Evidence that immigrants tend to be underserved by the health-care system in the hosting country is well documented. While the impacts of im/migration on health-care utilisation patterns have been addressed to some extent in the existing literature, the conventional approach tends to homogenise the experience of racialised and White immigrants, and...
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Free access to the article could be found here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8799934/pdf/main.pdf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Background: Growing evidence has demonstrated the mental health sequelae of th...
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Vaccine hesitancy has taken a toll on COVID-19 immunization globally. This study aims to characterize three COVID-19-related health concerns (i.e., vaccine hesitancy, anticipated stigma, and risk perception) in Canada and how they differ based on im/migration status and other social determinants. Data were obtained from a nationwide probability sam...
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This study explores how ethnicity, family income, and education level differentiate patterns of functional limitations among urban and rural Chinese (aged 45 ≥ years). Based on the 2018 China Family Panel Studies (CFPS) (n = 16,589), this nationwide study employed binary/multinomial logistic regression analyses, stratified by urban/rural residency,...
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The 2020 global outbreak of COVID-19 exposed and heightened threats to mental health across societies. Research has indicated that individuals with chronic physical health conditions are at high risk for suffering from severe COVID-19 illness and from the adverse consequences of public health responses to COVID-19, such as social isolation. This pa...
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This study aimed to address knowledge gaps related to the prevention and management of mental health responses among those with a condition that presents risk of severe COVID-19 infection. A scoping review that mapped English and Chinese-language studies (2019-2020) located in MEDLINE (Ovid), Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature...
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PurposeThis study aimed to address knowledge gaps about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in mid-age and older adults, with particular attention to the relationship of PTSD with nutrition and with ethnicity and immigrant status.Methods Binary logistic regression analysis of weighted comprehensive cohort data from the baseline Canadian Longitudi...
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Psychological distress is associated with a range of negative outcomes including lower quality of life and an increased risk of premature all-cause mortality. The prevalence of, and factors associated with, psychological distress among middle-aged and older Canadians are understudied. Using the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) baseline d...
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This is the CIHR Report on COVID-19 mental and physical health interventions for the population in post-pandemic recovery
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This study examined the prevalence and social determinants of depression among refugee and non-refugee adults aged 45–85 in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. Bivariate analyses and multivariable binary logistic regression analyses were conducted. The prevalence of depression was higher in a sample of 272 refugees (22.1%) and 5059 non-refuge...
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Objectives Later-life cognitive impairment is an important health issue; however, little is known about the condition among diverse groups such as immigrants. This study aims to examine whether the healthy immigrant effect exists for verbal fluency, an indicator of cognitive functioning, among anglophone middle-aged and older adults in Canada. Met...
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Objectives To examine associations between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and nutrition factors among Canadian-born and immigrant adults. Methods The sample included participants of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) (n = 27,211; 45–85 years) categorized by ethnicity (native white, native minority, immigrant white, and immigran...
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Background: Psychological distress increases mortality risk; there is little knowledge about its prevelance and contributory factors in older populations. Methods: Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging baseline data (2010-2015) were analyzed to examine the relationship between Kessler's Psychological Distress Scale-K10 and immigrant status (recen...
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The main purpose of this study was to compare the lifetime prevalence of anxiety disorders among foreign-born and Canadian-born adults in middle and later life. Using baseline data of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (2010–2015), multivariable binary logistic regression was conducted to investigate anxiety diagnosis and immigrant status, wh...
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This study’s objective was to identify which factors attenuate refugees’ higher odds of depression. A secondary analysis of 272 refugees and 29,398 non-refugees in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, a 2012 study of Canadians aged 45 to 85, was conducted. The prevalence of depression was higher among refugees than non-refugees (22.1% vs 15.2%...
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Background: Little is known about depression in middle-aged and older Canadians and how it is affected by health determinants, particularly immigrant status. This study examined depression and socio-economic, health, immigration and nutrition-related factors in older adults. Methods: Using weighted comprehensive cohort data from the baseline Can...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore resilience strategies of Chinese street vendors in a shifted regulatory policy environment from a strength-based and entrepreneurial perspective. Design/methodology/approach Drawing upon nine in-depth interviews and naturalistic observations in an urban village of Guangzhou, China, the study empiri...
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Background: The maintenance of cognitive function is the key dominant of older age wellbeing. Promoting successful cognitive aging is a major public concern to individuals and the field of public health. This study examines the association between perceived social support and cognitive function in a representative community sample of 82 Hong Kong C...

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Growing evidence has demonstrated the mental health sequelae of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ongoing pandemic of COVID-19 has been causing unprecedented disruption, panic and stress in every aspect of human living condition.
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To examine associations between physical, mental, and cognitive health outcomes in relation to various health determinants. Details of study at: https://www.clsa-elcv.ca/
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To evaluate, assess and compare the feasibility, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the service delivery models adopted by the two operators of the Pilot Project in enhancing and developing the abilities of young persons with high-functioning Autism to cope with the challenges during their transition into adulthood in various domains