About Me
  • I received my BA in Advertising from Fudan University in China and my MS in Applied Sociology from Clemson University, South Carolina. Now I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at Case Western Reserve University and am working with Professors Jessica Kelley-Moore and Dale Dannefer.

Areas of Interest
  • Age and the Life Course: Intra- and Inter-Individual Variability in Age-Related Change; Mechanisms of Cumulative Dis/advantage; Mid- and Late-Life Physical and Cognitive Functioning
  • Medical Sociology: Health Disparities; Disability
  • Quantitative Methods: Latent Grown Curves; Generalized Multilevel and Mixed Models; Selection Bias Models; Structural Equation Modeling; Endogenous Switching Models

Publications
  • Hinze, Susan W., Jielu Lin and Tanetta E. Andersson. 2011. "Can We Capture Intersections? Older Black Women, Education and Health." Forthcoming. Women's Health Issues.
  • Kelley-Moore, Jessica A. and Jielu Lin. 2011. " Widening the View: Capturing Unobserved Heterogeneity in Studies of Age and the Life Course." Pp.51-68 in Handbook of Sociology of Aging, edited by Richard G. Settersten, Jr. and Jacqueline L. Angel. Springer.
  • Lin, Jielu, Martie P. Thompson and Nadine J. Kaslow. 2009." The Mediating Role of Social Support in the Community Environment--Psychological Distress Link Among Low-Income African American Women." Journal of Community Psychology 37(4):459-470.
  • Anderson-Fye, Eileen P. and Jielu Lin . 2009." Belief and Behavior Aspects of the EAT-26: The Case of Schoolgirls in Belize. " Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry 33(4):623-638.

Selected Presentations
  • Kelley-Moore, Jessica A., Jielu Lin , Dale Dannefer and Tirth Bhatta. 2011. "Does Childhood Really Have a Long Arm? Accumulative Life Course Processes in Late-Life Functional Disparities.". Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. Boston, MA.
  • Stone, Mary Ellen and Jielu Lin. 2011. "Age Homophily in Older Adults? Social Networks." Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. Boston, MA.
  • Stone, Mary Ellen, Jielu Lin, Pei Zhang and Dale Dannefer. 2011. "The Continued Eclipse of Diversity in Gerontological and Developmental Studies." Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. Boston, MA.
  • Warner, David F., Jielu Lin and Tyson H. Brown. 2011. "Racial/Ethnic and Gender Trajectories of Functional Limitations: Exploring Within- and Between-Group Heterogeneity." Annual Meeting of Population Association of America. Washington DC. Blue Ribbon Winner.
  • Lin, Jielu and Jessica A. Kelley-Moore. 2010. "Does Social Disadvantage Accelerate Aging? Examining Variability in Weathering Among Black and White Adults." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of Gerontological Society of America. New Orleans, LA.
  • Kelley-Moore, Jessica A. and Jielu Lin. 2010. "The Influence of Midlife Selection Processes in Late-life Disability Trajectories." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association. Atlanta, GA.
  • Hinze, Susan W., Jielu Lin and Tanetta E. Andersson. 2010. "Can We Capture Intersections? Older Black Women, Education and Health." Paper presented at Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association. Atlanta, GA.
  • Kelley-Moore, Jessica A. and Jielu Lin . 2009. "Deconstructing Disparities:Within Community Variation in Disability Trajectories among Black and White Older Adults." Invited Paper. Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. Atlanta, GA.
  • Lin, Jielu and Jessica A. Kelley-Moore. 2009. "Black-White Disparities in Late-Life Physical Function: Exploring the Role of Mid-Life Socioeconomic Status." Invited Paper. Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. Atlanta, GA.
  • Kelley-Moore, Jessica A., Dale Dannefer and Jielu Lin. 2009. "Differential Gerontology Versus 'Error Term': Characterizing Variability in Age-Graded Health Trajectories." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. San Francisco, CA.
  • Lin, Jielu. 2008. "Neighborhood Environments and Depression: A Longitudinal Study." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society. Richmond, VA.
  • Kelley-Moore, Jessica A., Eva Kahana, Boaz Kahana, Rachel Hammel and Jielu Lin. 2008. "Change in Social Activities and Health at the End of Life: Characterizing the Double Cascade in Years Prior to Death." Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of Gerontology Society of America. Baltimore, MD.
  • Green, Emily R. and Jielu Lin. 2008. "Racial Differences in Depressive Symptoms Among Older Adults." Poster presented at the 2008 South Carolina Aging Conference. Clemson, SC.

Research Support
  • Co-Investigator (2011-2012)
    "How Does Inequality Accumulate Over the Life Course? Characterizing Heterogeneity in Health Status During Mid- and Late-Life." Funded by ACES+ Advance Opportunity Grants, Case Western Reserve University. PI: Jessica Kelley-Moore

Research Positions & Projects
  • Senior Research Assistant (Sep 2009 - present)
    Supervisor: Jessica Kelley-Moore
  • Graduate Research Assistant (Sep 2008 - present)
    Department of Sociology
    Case Western Reserve University

Project 1: "Health Care Partners in Cancer Prevention and Care Among Aged." Funded by the National Cancer Institute. PI: Eva Kahana; Co-I: Jessica Kelley-Moore.
Assisted with preliminary data analysis

Project 2. "Interactions of Life Course Processes and Geographic Context in Medicare Utilization Disparities among White, Black and Hispanic Older Adults." Submitted to the National Institute of Health. PI: Jessica Kelley-Moore.
Assisted with literature review

  • Graduate Research Assistant (Jun 2009 - Jul 2009)
    Center for Health Promotion Research, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University

Supervisor: Elaine Borawski.
Assisted with research design and data analysis

  • Graduate Research Assistant (Aug 2006 - May 2008)
    Department of Sociology, Clemson University

Project: "Exploring Fundamental Social Contributors to Health Risk: Structural Explanations for African American Adolescent Obesity." Funded by Center for Racial Health Disparities, Clemson University. PI: Ellen Granberg.
Assisted with literature review

  • Graduate Research Assistant (May 2007 - May 2008)
    Center for Collaborative Research
    College of Health, Education & Human Development, Clemson University

    Project 1: "Alcohol-Involved Sexual Victimization in College Women." Funded by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH (R15: 2006 - 2008). PI: Martie Thompson
    Data management and analysis

Project 2: "Protective Factors for Sexual Violence Perpetration." Funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH (R03: 2007 - 2009). PI: Martie Thompson
Assisted with research design and questionnaire development


Teaching & Related Experiences
  • Co-Instructor: Sociological Research Methods I
  • Lab instructor: Methods of Social Research
  • Teaching assistant:
    • Graduate-Level: Sociological Research Methods I; Epidemiology (at Cleveland Clinic Foundation)
    • Undergraduate-Level: Introductory Sociology, Self & Society, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Organized Crime

Family
  • My husband is a PhD student of Mechanical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Contact Information
  • Mail:
    Department of Sociology
    226 Mather Memorial Building
    Case Western Reserve University
    10900 Euclid Avenue
    Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7124
LINKS:
Case Home
Case Sociology
American Sociological Association (ASA)
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA)

 


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