Lewei Allison Lin, M.D., M.S.

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, U-M Addiction Center
Executive Director of MI-ACRE
Director of the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Practicing Addiction Clinician, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Research Scientist, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System


Allison Lin, MD is an addiction psychiatrist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry as well as Research Scientist at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. Dr. Lin is also Executive Director of MI-ACRE, Director of the U-M Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program, President of the Michigan Society of Addiction Medicine and American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry Research Committee Chair. Her research is informed by her clinical work treating patients with addiction and recognizing the potential for healthcare systems to help address this major public health crisis. Her research focuses on identifying actionable contributors, gaps and disparities in access and quality of addiction care using large healthcare datasets and developing new interventions and models of care, including through use of telehealth, to improve reach and delivery of evidence-based care to patients

Areas of Interest

  • Developing and testing telehealth-delivered interventions for patients with substance use disorders
  • Using large healthcare datasets to identify disparities in substance use disorder treatment access and quality of care to determine priorities for interventions.
  • Determining and intervening on overdose risk factors
  • Improve care for patients with substance use disorders and comorbid conditions (mental health, chronic pain, etc). 


  • Addiction Psychiatry Research & Clinical Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School 
  • Adult Psychiatry Residency, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School
  • M.D. Yale University School of Medicine
  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering and Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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