Lin Li

PhD Candidate, McMaster School of Nursing

Lin Li is a PhD student in the School of Nursing at McMaster University, a CIHR doctoral trainee, and a registered nurse at McMaster Children’s Hospital. Her doctoral work, funded by a Hospital for Sick Children national grant, focuses on understanding caregiver experiences with the transition to adulthood for youth with medical complexity. She has been recognized as an emerging expert in in transitions to adult care. She has contributed as a key informant on the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) Best Practice Guideline on Care Transitions, and her work has informed clinical tools and policy work, such as the Complex Care Kids Ontario (CCKO) Youth Transition to Adult Care Toolkit, the Ontario Health Quality Standard on Transitions From Youth to Adult Health Care Services, and the Canadian Pediatric Society’s position statement on Recommendations to Improve Transition to Adult Care for Youth with Complex Health Care Needs.

Lin is a member of the National Transition Hub, where she is the co-chair of the Environmental Scan Subcommittee and a member of the National Standards Subcommittee. She also on the executive leadership team of the Pediatric Nurses Interest Group (PedNIG) of the RNAO between 2019 and 2023.

In addition to her interests in transitions, Lin is also passionate about family and youth engagement in research, as well as equity, diversity, and inclusion in nursing and higher education. Lin recently led a scoping review on inclusivity in graduate nursing education, and was invited to speak on an equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) panel at the 2023 Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) Annual Meeting.