Kenneth Lin, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Director, Robert L. Phillips, Jr. Health Policy Fellowship; Associate Professor, Family Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC; Associate Deputy Editor, American Family Physician.

Dr. Lin is a graduate of the New York University School of Medicine and earned a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University. He completed his family medicine residency at Lancaster General Hospital in Pennsylvania, and his medical editing and faculty development fellowship at Georgetown University. From 2006 to 2010, Dr. Lin served as a medical officer for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force program at the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). He was the recipient of AHRQ’s “Article of the Year” award for his review of the benefits and harms of prostate-specific antigen screening for prostate cancer. Dr. Lin is the current chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Subcommittee on Clinical Practice Guidelines and a member of the Commission on the Health of the Public and Science. He posts regularly to his personal blog, Common Sense Family Doctor(; is an expert video commentator for Medscape Family Medicine; and previously authored U.S. News and World Report’s consumer health blog Healthcare Headaches( Dr. Lin is a nationally recognized expert speaker on the benefits and harms of cancer screening, medical writing and publication, and the uses of social media and medical apps in health care and policy.