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Jessica Lin, MPH Research Associate and Ford Foundation Research Fellow

Jess Lin is a Research Associate and Ford Foundation Research Fellow at PHI's Center for Research on Adolescent Health and Development. Her work focuses on comprehensive sexuality education programs for adolescents. She is currently working on a content analysis study of web-based sexuality education resources for youth, and a randomized evaluation of the Planned Parenthood Los Angeles Sexuality Education Initiative.

Lin has worked on adolescent sexual health research and policy studies funded by the California Wellness Foundation and William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and a randomized trial of the Planned Parenthood - Los Angeles Sexuality Education Initiative. She has helped to evaluate sexuality education curricula against California state standards, as part of the California Healthy Kids Resource Center's Sexual Health Curricula Evaluation and for independent review. In addition to her work with CRAHD, Lin coordinates several research projects at the University of California, San Francisco, on HIV risk and prevention among homeless youth and men who have sex with men. She sits on the Board of Directors of Health Initiatives for Youth and is a longstanding volunteer at the San Francisco needle exchange.

Jess holds a master in public health from the University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor of arts in urban studies and comparative literature from Brown University.