Suh-Jen Lin, PT, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Physical Therapy

Suh-Jen Lin, PT, Ph.D.

Contact

slin@twu.edu
214-689-7718
IHSD 8822

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Biography

Dr. Lin is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Physical Therapy, Dallas Campus. Dr. Lin serves as a manuscript reviewer for several journals, including Gait & Posture, European Journal of Physiotherapy, and Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Lin also reviews grant proposals for external programs, including the Orthotics and Prosthetics Outcomes Research Program of the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs. She is currently an Associate Editor of the Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal. Her expertise is in the area of applied exercise physiology, cardiopulmonary physical therapy, exercise testing with metabolic gas analysis, and exercise prescription. Her research interests include performance, gait, and energy minimization in amputees, the utility of the Six-Minute Walk Test in amputees, inspiratory muscle training in individuals with heart failure, and health promotion for people with chronic conditions or disability. Her current research projects include: (1) Workout on Wheels Internet Intervention (WOWii) in individuals with chronic spinal cord injury and (2) the usability and the effectiveness of a self-care mobile app in individuals with heart failure.

Education

Ph.D., Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 2001
M.S., Physical Therapy, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA, 1989
B.S., Physical Therapy, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1982

Research Interests

Six-Minute Walk Test; Physical Activity; Gait Variability; Amputation; Inspiratory Muscle Training; Heart Failure; Spinal Cord Injury; Telehealth; Graded Exercise Testing; Exercise Training; Health Promotion; Lifestyle Medicine

Externally Funded Projects

Project Workout on Wheels (WOWii) -Summative Evaluation with Randomized Controlled Trials Year 2 of 2
(GOV) National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) | $0.00 | 2018
Role: Principal Investigator

Project Workout on Wheels (WOWii) -Summative Evaluation with Randomized Controlled Trials Year 1 of 2
(GOV) National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) | $59,491.00 | 2017
Role: Principal Investigator

Internally Funded Projects

Student Small Grant Award
TWU, the Center for Student Research Advisory Board | $600.00 | 2018
Research Grant

TWU Summer Research Initiative
TWU Office of Research and Sponsored Program | $6,692.00 | 2016
Research Grant

Professional Affiliations

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Cardiopulmonary Section, APTA
  • Orthopedic Section, APTA
  • Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA)