Lin Yang

Assistant Professor

Community Health Sciences

Assistant Professor



Beijing Sport University, 2003


University of Illinois, 2008


University of Cambridge, 2012

Contact information


Office: 403.698.8156

Research and teaching

Research areas

  • Health promotion
  • Risk factor reduction
  • Move more and sit less
  • Obesity
  • Cardio-oncology


Dr. Lin Yang is an epidemiologist in the Department Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research at the Alberta Health Services, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Departments of Oncology and Community Health Sciences in the University of Calgary. Prior to moving to Canada, she was an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in the Medical University of Vienna. Dr. Yang has a multidisciplinary background including kinesiology, statistics, epidemiology and cancer prevention and control. 

She has conducted studies within varies studies including the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer-Norfolk study (UK), Nurses’ Health Study (US), National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (US nationally representative), and one of the first large scale quasi-experiments – Commuting and Health in Cambridge study (UK) –  investigating the impact of major transport infrastructural intervention on health outcomes using GIS measures.

In Alberta, her vision is to reduce the prevalence of physical inactivity at a population level, thus to reduce the risk of a variety of chronic disease, particularly, cardiovascular disease and cancer. She collaborates with multiple members in the LCIA and also supervises post-doctoral fellow and summer students in the risk factor reduction program.