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yue leng

Yue Leng

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Leng is a sleep epidemiologist with a keen interest in the intersection of sleep technology and big data. She has an MPhil and PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Cambridge, completed her postdoctoral training at UCSF, and is a senior Atlantic Fellow at the Global Brain Health Institute. Ongoing research programs include: 1) Epidemiological study of life-course sleep behaviors, 24-hour circadian rhythms, and neurodegenerative diseases in multiple large-scale longitudinal cohort studies; 2) Artificial intelligence in sleep medicine and development of digital sleep biomarkers for disease prediction; and 3) Real-world studies focused on the application of wearable and nearable sleep technology in home settings.

Research Overview:

Big data research to unravel the link between sleep and neurodegenerative diseases.

Dr. Leng is committed to studying the influence of sleep disturbances on brain aging and neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, using big data approaches.  

Computational health science interests: