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Jessica Lin, MD, MSCR | Division of Infectious Diseases

Jessica Lin, MD, MSCR

Associate Professor of Medicine

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111 Mason Farm Rd
2336 MBRB
Chapel Hill, NC 27599


Jessica Lin, MD, MSCR

Associate Professor of Medicine

Areas of Interest

Malaria, tropical medicine, general infectious disease, global health, molecular epidemiology


I am an NIH-funded physician-scientist and principal investigator in the Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Ecology Lab (IDEEL) at UNC. My research lies at the interface of clinical and molecular studies on malaria. Earlier in my career, I studied multi-drug resistant malaria and relapses due to vivax malaria in Southeast Asia. My current projects focus on 1) determinants of malaria transmission from human hosts to mosquitos, 2) the epidemiology and relapse patterns of Plasmodium ovale in East Africa, and 3) the contribution of malaria importation to continuing transmission on Zanzibar. In 2020, I led a SARS-CoV-2 household transmission study in North Carolina that demonstrated higher secondary attack rates in minority households and linked higher nasopharyngeal viral loads with increased transmission. I enjoy helping patients solve their infectious disease problems and working with colleagues and trainees to tackle interesting research questions relevant to global health.

  • Undergraduate

    Yale University

  • Medical School

    Baylor College of Medicine

  • Residency

    University of California San Diego

  • Fellowship

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • MSCR

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill., Gillings School of Global Public Health