Yulin is a Doctoral Candidate at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, a Bioinformatician and Research Fellow within the Computational Epidemiology Lab at the Harvard Medical School. Yulin is majoring in social and computational epidemiology with a focus on quantitative and analytic methods. Her research interests focus on leveraging online big data to uncover social patterns of disease and to inform the development of interventions to improve the health and well-being of the most marginalized subgroups of the population.
Yulin received her BS in Cell Biology and Genetics from the University of British Columbia and her Master of Public Health from Dartmouth College. Yulin is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Doctoral Scholar, a prestigious scholarship awarded to the top 10% of Canadian doctoral students. She was also chosen by the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health to be the Harvey V. Fineberg Fellow, for her service and work in health disparities research. This year Yulin received 1st place in the 10th Annual Harvard College innovation challenge, winning the $10,000 McKinely Family grant for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership in a Social Enterprise for her real-time environmental hazard detection notification software platform. Before pursuing her doctoral studies, Yulin was a professional actor and has appeared in numerous commercials, movies and television series.