Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing, China
Yi-Cheng Zhu, MD, Ph.D., is a 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 the Shunyi study, in a rural region nearby Beijing in 2013 (role: PI; 1,787 participants, 5 year 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 closely collaborated with computer scientists to build a digital system for the quantitative evaluation of the hand function and gait. She has also participated as a researcher with a specific focus on neuroimaging analysis in the 3C study. She has published over 30 original papers in international peer-reviewed journals.