Chengxuan Qiu

Chengxuan Qiu

Senior Lecturer | Docent
Telephone: +46852485821
Visiting address: Tomtebodavägen 18 A, 17165 Solna
Postal address: H1 Neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle, H1 ARC Medicin Qiu, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • 1980–1985: Medical Degree, Shandong Medical University, Jinan, Shandong,
    1987–1990: Master Degree in Epidemiology, Tianjin Medical University,
    Tianjin, China.
    1996–1999: Doctoral Degree in Medical Epidemiology and Statistics, Tongji
    Medical University, Wuhan, Hubei, China.
    2001–2004: Ph.D. in Geriatric Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet,
    Stockholm, Sweden.
    2005-2006: Postdoctoral Training in Neuroepidemiology, National Institute on
    Aging (NIA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, USA


  • *Research Areas*
    The overall topic focuses on health in aging, especially on health trends,
    cardiovascular risk factors, and vascular mechanisms of brain aging and
    dysfunction (e.g., cognitive decline, dementia, and functional dependence).
    Specific areas include:
    * Epidemiology (e.g., risk and protective factors, distribution, time
    trends, and determinants) of dementia and functional disability

  • * Cardiovascular risk factors (e.g., hypertension, diabetes, and high
    cholesterol) for cognitive decline, dementia, mobility limitation, and
    functional disability

  • * Microvascular diseases (e.g., cerebral microbleeds, white matter lesions,
    enlarged perivascular spaces, global and regional brain atrophy, and
    retinal microvascular disease) in brain aging and dysfunction

  • * Life-course approaches for intervention against brain aging and
    My research involves extensive collaborations with several groups within
    Sweden and across Europe, America, and Asia-Pacific regions.
    *Research Projects*
    My research has been essentially based on several well-established
    population-based projects on health in aging. For example, the Kungsholmen
    Project, the Swedish National study on Aging and Care in Kungsholmen
    (SNAC-K), and the SNAC-K MRI Study in Stockholm, Sweden
  • The Age,
    Gene/Environment Susceptibility (AGES)-Reykjavik Study in Iceland sponsored
    jointly by US NIH and Icelandic Parliament
  • The National FINRISK Study and
    the Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Aging, and Dementia (CAIDE) in Finland
  • and
    the China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS) and the Confucius Hometown Aging
    Project (CHAP) in China.
    *Research Funds*
    My research has been supported in part by the Swedish Research Council (VR),
    the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research (FAS)/Swedish
    Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (FORTE), and Karolinska


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  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 2014-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2011
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 2004

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