Biography & Research:
Yi-Cheng Zhu, MD, PhD, is Professor of Neurology at Peking Union Medical College Hospital in Beijing. She is a well-trained neurologist and has rich clinical experience in neuroimaging. Her research interest is in the cerebral vascular disease in aging population, with a specific focus on the impact of cerebral small vessel disease to neurodegenerative process and to the neurological function in the elderly. She set up a population-based cohort study, named Shunyi study, in a rural region nearby Beijing in 2013(role: PI; 1,787 participants, 5 years follow-up). She also set up a cohort study of cerebral small vessel disease in over 50 hospitals in China in 2015(role: PI; over 2,000 participants). She has been closely collaborated with computer scientists to build a digital system for the quantitative evaluation of the hand function and gait.