Qu Tian PhD, MSPostdoctoral Fellow, National Institute on Aging, NIH, Biomedical Research Center, Baltimore, Maryland
Dr. Qu Tian is a Neuroepidemiolgist and currently in her fellowship training at the Translational Gerontology Branch of the National Institute on Aging (NIA). With a uniquely combined training background in Neuroepidemiology (PhD) and Kinesiology (MS), Dr. Tian has a persistent interest in brain aging, physical activity, and mobility.
Dr. Tian received multiple academic awards. She serves as a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Tian’s prior work investigated the exercise effect on psychological well-being and examined the spatial distribution of brain networks in relation to physical activity and mobility in older adults with a wide range of chronic disease conditions and physical functional limitations. At the NIA, she continues her research on brain aging and mobility. She is fascinated by understanding body-brain dynamics in an aging context.
Prior joining the NIA, Dr. Tian obtained her PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh with a specialty in Neuroepidemiology in 2013. She received her Master’s Degree in Kinesiology with a specialty in exercise psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee in 2010.