Yaohua Chen works in translational research, in which she studies the influence of microbleeds, the female sex, and pharmacological modulation in Alzheimer’s disease. She aims to strengthen the collaboration between geriatrics and neurology.
Chen believes dementia care will be successful only if we manage to organize a global and personal strategy of prevention and treatment, including a solid network of physicians, as well as scientists, speech therapists, nurses, social workers, etc. Her clinical practice is divided into geriatrics and neurology. In addition to clinical activity, she continues to work in preclinical research, and she recognizes the importance of working together in a multidisciplinary team. As an Atlantic Fellow at GBHI, her future project will focus on balance and gait evaluation in patients with mild cognitive impairment, associated or not with microvascular lesions, and according to sex. She also hopes to meet other persons interested in brain health around the world in order to work together. During her free time, Chen loves spending time with her family, especially her young daughter. She loves to travel and explore new culture, foods, and people.
Bio: Yaohua Chen received her medical school training from the University of Lyon, France, followed by residency training in neurology at the University of Lille, France. She also earned master degrees in biology and health and completed a fellowship in the memory clinic of Lille. She simultaneously obtained a PhD position in a translational work of a murine model and a cohort of patients with Alzheimer's disease in a laboratory of vascular and neurodegenerative diseases. She continues to work in the memory clinic as a neurologist and in an acute unit as a geriatrician.