Office

Main Campus, Room 232 (for assistance, see Debra Steriovski in Room 222)

 

Biography

Dr. Linn has broad experience as a healthcare provider, medical researcher, and college administrator with significant upper management and budget oversight responsibilities.  He directed UDSMR, an international health outcomes company based at the University at Buffalo where he managed a staff of 60 people, assisted the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in developing and supporting a new prospective payment system for inpatient rehabilitation; and served as the public face of the organization which served 1,400 hospitals in the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Linn also directed a 26-bed inpatient Head Trauma Rehabilitation Unit at Our Lady of Victory Hospital in Lackawanna, NY.  He has worked as a clinical neuropsychologist and/or held faculty status at the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY), Boston University and McLean Hospital and been the principal investigator (PI) or co-PI on a number of National Institute of Health/U.S. Dept. of Education and VA-funded research grants.

 

Education

NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Functional Assessment Research, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY, 1997-98

NINCDS Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neurology (Neuropsychology), Boston University/Boston VA Medical Center, Boston, MA, 1986-87

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology); University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 1986

MA, With Distinction, Experimental Psychology; University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 1980

BA, Cum Laude, Psychology, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, 1975

 

Courses Taught

Lecturer, Neurosciences Course for 1st year medical students, SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY

Co-Coordinator, Human Behavior I;  Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Lecturer, Human Behavior I and Human Behavior II, for 1st year medical students; Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

 

Professional Experience

Senior Vice President
Trocaire College, Buffalo, NY, 2016 – Present

Vice President for Academic Affairs & Planning
Trocaire College, Buffalo, NY  2013-2016

Dean of Planning, Assessment, and Research
Trocaire College, Buffalo, NY 2005-2013

Director, Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 2000-2004

Program Director and Neuropsychologist
SUNY at Buffalo – Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation System and Our Lady of Victory Hospital, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 1993 – 1999

 

Publications

40+ peer-reviewed journal articles, as author /co-author, primarily in healthcare. Examples:

Linn, R. T., Wolf, P. A., Bachman, D. L., Knoefel, J. E., Cobb, J. L., Belanger, A. J., Kaplan, E. K., & D’Agostino, R. B.  (1995) The ‘Preclinical Phase’ of probable Alzheimer’s disease: A thirteen-year prospective study of the Framingham Cohort.  Archives of Neurology, 52:485-490.

Linn, R.T., Granger, C.V., Brownscheidle, C.M., & Szarzanowicz, A. (1998) Functional status and psychological distress during inpatient rehabilitation:  Stroke, lower limb amputation and hip fracture. Journal of Rehabilitation Outcomes Measurement, 2(2); 1-1

Linn RT, Blair RS, Granger CV, Harper DW, O’Hara PA, Maciura E.  (1999) Does the Functional Assessment Measure (FAM) Extend the Functional Independence Measure (FIMTM) Instrument? A Rasch Analysis of Stroke Inpatients.  Journal of Outcome Measurement 3(4),339-359

 

Conference Papers

Linn, R. T., Kelly-Hayes, M., and Wolf, P. A.  Neuropsychological performance at six months after stroke: The Framingham Study. (Invited Speaker, 1990, May).  Third Annual National Stroke Rehabilitation Conference, Boston

Linn R., Lockwood, A., Szymanski, H., Moscati, R., Paroski, M., Coad, M., & Murphy, B.  (1996) Cerebral glucose metabolism in mild traumatic brain injury: Initial and 3-month post-injury changes.  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 2, 16

 

Miscellaneous

Park-Pribaldi Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching; Residency Training Program in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine (SUNY at Buffalo, 1998)

Licensed and Certified Psychologist, State of New York; License # 010603 (1991 – Present)

Member, Technical Expert Panel, Development of Quality Indicators for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities, Research Triangle Institute and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (2003-2005)

Member, Technical Expert Panel, Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System, RAND Corporation and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (2000–2005)