Jessica Lin.

Jessica A. Lin, MD

  • Attending Physician, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
I focus on listening and meeting patients halfway while understanding that change doesn’t happen quickly.
Jessica A. Lin, MD



As an adolescent medicine physician, I specialize in eating disorders, reproductive endocrinology and contraceptive management. I focus on listening and meeting patients halfway while understanding that change doesn’t happen quickly. Sometimes it comes with time and a good partnership between physician and patient.

I grew up wanting to be a teacher and then discovered that if a child wasn't healthy, learning was very difficult for them. It made me want to help kids be as healthy and happy as possible in order to live life to their fullest potential.

My special interest is in patients who struggle with obesity, then end up losing weight unsafely and developing an eating disorder. I want to learn how to help these patients as much as possible.

In my research, I’m seeking how to balance caring for obesity and eating disorders. Also, I want to understand how to define obesity and what health at every size means.

In my free time, I like to hike, travel and spend time with family and friends.

BA: New York University, New York, NY.

MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH.

Residency: Pediatrics, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH.

Fellowship: Adolescent Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA.


Adolescent and young adult medicine; eating disorders; reproductive endocrinology; contraceptive care management

Services and Specialties

Adolescent Medicine


Eating disorders; atypical anorexia nervosa; obesity

Research Areas

Adolescent Medicine

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Differentiating anorexia nervosa and atypical anorexia nervosa with absolute weight cut-offs results in a skewed distribution for premorbid weight among youth. Matthews, A; Lin, J; Jhe, G; Peters, T; Sim, L; Hebebrand, J. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 2024; 57:983-992.

A Novel Deep Learning-Based Robust Dual-Rate Dynamic Data Modeling for Quality Prediction. Meng, X; Liu, Q; Yang, C; Zhou, L; Cheung, Y; Frey, JR; Bowers, KA. 2024; 20:1324-1334.

Learning Relationship-Enhanced Semantic Graph for Fine-Grained Image-Text Matching. Liu, X; He, Y; Cheung, Y; Xu, X; Wang, N; Li, CJ; Lee, SY; Wang, LJ. 2024; 54:948-961.

Towards Efficient Cross-Modal Anomaly Detection Using Triple-Adaptive Network and Bi-Quintuple Contrastive Learning. Peng, S; Fan, Y; Cheung, Y; Liu, X; Cui, Z; Li, T. 2024; 8:697-709.

Associations between nutritional intake, stress and hunger biomarkers, and anxiety and depression during the treatment of anorexia nervosa in adolescents and young adults. Lin, JA; Stamoulis, C; DiVasta, AD. Eating Behaviors. 2023; 51:101822.

Triggers for eating disorder onset in youth with anorexia nervosa across the weight spectrum. Lin, JA; Jhe, G; Adhikari, R; Vitagliano, JA; Rose, KL; Freizinger, M; Richmond, TK. Eating Disorders. 2023; 31:553-572.

Clinical characteristics of medically hospitalized youth with anorexia nervosa/atypical anorexia nervosa and premorbid overweight/obesity. Matthews, A; Gordon, K; Kramer, R; Lin, J; Ziv, A. Eating Disorders. 2023; 31:201-211.

Adolescents with anorexia nervosa or atypical anorexia nervosa with premorbid overweight/obesity: What should we do about their weight loss?. Jhe, GB; Lin, J; Freizinger, M; Richmond, T. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing. 2023; 36:55-58.

Pornography use among adolescents and the role of primary care. Jhe, GB; Addison, J; Lin, J; Pluhar, E. Family Medicine and Community Health. 2023; 11:e001776.

Association of the COVID-19 Pandemic With Adolescent and Young Adult Eating Disorder Care Volume. Hartman-Munick, SM; Lin, JA; Milliren, CE; Braverman, PK; Brigham, KS; Fisher, MM; Golden, NH; Jary, JM; Lemly, DC; Matthews, A; Voss, M; Woods, ER; Forman, SF; Richmond, TK. JAMA Pediatrics. 2022; 176:1225-1232.

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