Dr. Stacy Lin is a licensed psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences who provides culturally-informed psychotherapy for the treatment of emotion dysregulation, eating disorders, and trauma. Dr. Lin has specialized training in comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is broadly interested in issues of diversity and inclusion in clinical, training, and professional settings. Her research has examined cultural factors affecting disordered eating and body image in racial/ethnic minorities.

Clinical Focus

  • Clinical Psychology

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Stanford University Child Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship (2019) CA
  • PhD Training: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (2018) SC
  • Internship: VA Palo Alto Health Care Psychology Training (2018) CA

All Publications

  • Insecure attachment and eating disorder symptoms: Intolerance of uncertainty and emotion regulation as mediators. Journal of clinical psychology Jin, L., Zamudio, G., Wang, C. D., Lin, S. 2024


    Literature on eating disorder (ED) symptoms of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) group is extremely scarce. This study aimed to understand the mechanisms underlying the associations between insecure attachment and ED symptoms and examine whether these mechanisms differed between White and BIPOC groups.The study investigated direct and indirect relationship between attachment anxiety/avoidance and ED symptoms via intolerance of uncertainty (IU) and emotion regulation strategies of suppression and reappraisal. Further, we examined whether the proposed mechanisms equally represented White versus BIPOC using Multigroup Structural Equation Model (MG-SEM). A total of 1227 college students (48.50% BIPOC and 51.50% White) completed research questionnaires.Results showed that IU and suppression mediated the relations between insecure attachment and ED symptoms for both White and BIPOC groups. Uniquely, reappraisal mediated the relations between insecure attachment and ED symptoms for the White group, but not for the BIPOC group.The implications of the findings for culturally informed practice are discussed, including targeting increasing tolerability of uncertainties and improving emotion regulation to mitigate ED symptoms for those with insecure attachment.

    View details for DOI 10.1002/jclp.23685

    View details for PubMedID 38573170