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Tatiana Y. Lin, M.A.

Director of Business Strategy and Innovation

Tatiana Y. Lin, M.A., Director of Business Strategy and Innovation, spearheads business development operations and champions the advancement of KHI’s mission through innovative initiatives and programs. She collaborates with a diverse range of public, private and philanthropic partners.

Tatiana joined KHI in 2007, following a fellowship at the Kansas Legislative Research Department. Throughout her tenure, she has led the Population Health Strategy and KHI’s technical assistance efforts. Over the past 15 years, Tatiana has played a pivotal role in strengthening the Kansas public health system at both state and local levels. Her work includes research and analysis on critical issues such as medical marijuana, food insecurity and population health strategies for hospitals. She has provided technical assistance and facilitation services to state-level task forces focusing on behavioral health and crisis standards of care, as well as education on evidence-based practices, assessment of policy impacts on health and equity, data resources, community engagement and artificial intelligence (AI). With over a decade of experience, Tatiana has been at the forefront of initiatives on Health in All Policies and Health Impact Assessments, evaluating the potential health implications of policies in sectors like transportation, agriculture or housing. Most recently, Tatiana has been working closely with six communities as part of the Pathways to a Healthy Kansas initiative, funded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS). She has been assisting them in developing a system to track policies, establishing protocols to integrate this tracking process into their operations, and evaluating the health impacts of these policies.

Tatiana serves on multiple state and national advisory boards and is past president of the international Society of Practitioners of Health Impact Assessment (SOPHIA).

Tatiana earned a master’s degree in political science with a certificate in international service from Kansas State University. She also earned degrees in linguistics and law from Chuvash State University in Cheboksary, Russia.

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