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National University of Singapore
Areas of Interest:
Primary prevention of dementia and cognitive decline, Epidemiology of dementia and cognitive impairments, Alzheimer's disease biomarkers
Biography & Research:
Lei Feng (MD, PhD) is a Principal Investigator and Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore. He received his medical and psychiatric trainings in Shandong, China and obtained his Ph.D. in Psychological Medicine from National University of Singapore in 2009. His research interests include the epidemiology and prevention of cognitive decline and dementia, dementia risk assessment and prediction, and early biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr Feng has over 100 research publications. He is currently leading several community-based research studies in Singapore: the Diet and Healthy Aging (DaHA) study, the Aging in a Community Environment Study (ACES), and the Choral Singing for Dementia Prevention Trial (https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02919748). He is particularly interested in modifiable risk factors of Alzheimer’s diseases in the Chinese populations and has been working on such modifiable factors using data from prospective cohorts in Singapore and China. His research works have revealed several actionable targets such as folate and homocysteine status, depressive symptoms, social isolation, and tea consumption, etc. His studies on tea and late-life cognitive health have been widely reported in the media. He is currently working with like-minded colleagues on promoting AD prevention research in Asia.