Li-Chan Lin, PhD, RN, is a registered nurse who obtained her doctoral degree from the University of Minnesota in 1993. She is professor at the Institute of Clinical Nursing of National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan. Professor Lin is best known for her contributions in the area of institutional care of the elderly, and particularly for her work in interventions to improve problem behaviours for patients with dementia, using Montessori-based activities to improve eating difficulties in residents with dementia, and in instrument development. Her current research involves pain management for institutionalized residents with cognitive impairment and interventions to decrease overeating. Many of Li-Chan Lin’s research has been funded by grants from National Science Council, National Health Research Institute, and Department of Health. Her research work has become particularly influential in long-term care clinical practice in Taiwan since her serving as president of the Taiwan Long-term Care Professional Association from 2005-2008.