Getting to know… Trisha Tsui-Chuan Lin

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Trisha Tsui-Chuan Lin (College of Communication, National Chengchi University; Research Fellow, Taiwan Institute for Governance and Communication Research; Fulbright Scholar, 2022-23)
HYI Visiting Scholar, 2022-23
“Mitigating infodemic crisis: Health misinformation, digital literacy and trust in United States and Taiwan”

What got you interested in your research topic/field?
Fast technological advancements blur the boundaries of the real and the fake. At the post-truth age, political disinformation, health misinformation and deepfakes are virally disseminated to manipulate public opinions in socio-political issues and health and undermine democracy. The worrisome phenomena motivate me to work on the line of research to investigate (dis)infodemic crisis and mitigating strategies to improve digital literacy, rebuild trust and make informed decisions.

Outside of work, where can we find you? 
I enjoy strolling on the beautiful Harvard campus and walking along the Charles River, in addition to visiting museums (Harvard Museum of Natural History is one of my favorites with lots to explore). Hiking in the beautiful nature, such as the serene trails at World’s End and the White Mountains, is healing and enchanting, which calms my mind and provides positive vibes.

What would you want to do most as a career if you were not in academia?
If I were not a professor, I would love to work as a freelancing multimedia content producer travelling across the globe. I am capable of multitasking in writing, taking photos and making videos during the unexpected and exciting journeys. As a people person, I embrace diverse cultures and experience various contexts for inspiration, which in turn becomes valuable ingredients of my work to share with the world.

Read Prof. Lin’s bio on our website.

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