associate professor

Department of Health Services Research and Administration
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health

Professional Summary

  • 2008–present Associate Professor, Department of Health Services Research & Administration, UNMC
  • 2006–08 Associate Professor, Department of Geography, West Virginia University (Tenured)
  • 2000–06 Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, West Virginia University
  • 1998–2000 Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Victoria
  • 1999–2000 Visiting Assistant Professor, Institute of Survey Research, University of Michigan
  • 1995–96 Lecturer, Department of Geography; Senior Research Associate, New York Rural Health Research Center, SUNY at Buffalo


  • Fellowship, Primary and Community Health, Baylor College of Medicine, 2006
  • Fellowship, GIS and Demography, University of Michigan, 1998
  • PhD, Geography, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1996
  • MA, Geography, University of Akron, 1991
  • BS, Geography, Peking University, Beijing, China, 1987

Research Interests

Dr. Lin’s research interests are geographic information systems, spatial statistics, disease and health outcome surveillance, spatial demography, and spatial data integration. He is also co-director of the Nebraska Public Health Data Center.

Selected Publications

  • Zhang X, Chen L-W, Mueller K, Yu Q, Liu J, Lin G. (2011). Tracking the effectiveness of health care reform in China: A case study of community health centers in a district of Beijing. Health Policy, 100(2-3), 181-8.
  • Lin G, Gray J, Qu M. (2010). Improving geocoding outcomes for the Nebraska Cancer Registry: Learning from proven practices. Journal of Registry Management, 37(2), 49-56.
  • Zhang T, Lin G. (2009). Cluster detection based on spatial associations and iterated residuals in generalized linear mixed models. Biometrics, 65, 353-60.
  • Zhang T, Lin G. (2009). Spatial scan statistics in log linear models. Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, 53(8), 2851-8.
  • Banasick S, Lin G, Hanham R. (2009). Inter-temporal spatial clusters of small manufacturing firms in Japan: An application of the deviance residual test of Moran’s I autocorrelation. International Regional Science Review, 32, 3-18.
  • Lin G, Ma J. (2008). Examining cross-border marriages in Hong Kong since it returned to PRC in 1997. Population, Space and Place, 14, 407-18.
  • Lin G, Spann S, Hyman D, Povlik V. (2007). Climate amenity during off-work hours and body mass index. Obesity Research, 15, 2120-27.
  • Lin G, Tonglin Z. (2007). Loglinear residual tests of Moran's I autocorrelation: An application to Kentucky breast cancer data. Geographical Analysis, 39, 293-310.
  • Lin G. (2003). A spatial logit association model for cluster detection. Geographical Analysis, 35, 329-40.
  • Lin G, Allen D, Penning M. (2002). Examining distance effects on hospitalizations using GIS: A study of three health regions in British Columbia, Canada. Environment and Planning A, 34, 2037-53.

Professional Affiliations

  • Population Association of America
  • Association of American Geographers
  • Association of Computing Machinery

contact ge lin
Ge Lin, College of Public Health at UNMC

984350 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4350
Phone: 402-559-2953
Fax: 402-559-9695