Ph.D, Miami Univ. (OH), Experimental Psychology; Postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School, Catholic University of America, and National Institute of Mental Health
Dr. Jiang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Behavioral Science, and an affiliated faculty member of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, and of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Center at the College of Medicine, University of Kentucky. She has a joint appointment with the Psychology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, and is also an investigator at the Lexington Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center (VAMC). As the head of the Laboratory of Aging, Brain and Cognition in the Behavioral Science department, Dr. Jiang experienced a fruitful year in research, education, and service. Research. Dr. Jiang is the principal investigator (PI) for a project entitled “Predictive neurophysiological biomarkers for risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia induced cognitive impairment in Sino-US cohorts”, along with colleagues at the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. The project is funded by National Institute of Health (NIH). She is also the PI on a project investigating neuroimaging and neurophysiological markers for mild traumatic brain injury in veterans, funded by the H. Jackson Foundation. She has been a co-investigator on projects funded by the National Institutes of Drug Abuse and Department of Defense. She is a PI on two scored NIH R01 applications, and has pending applications being reviewed at the National Science Foundation. This year Dr. Jiang has published six (6) papers in peer-reviewed journals, and has presented at two international conferences. Education. Dr. Jiang has enjoyed teaching 1st year medical students the Introduction to Clinical Medicine (MD811) course with her new MD partner Dr. Jackie Fister. She has developed a new course in global health research electives for medical students. During 2018, Dr. Jiang has taught undergraduate research experience in Human Behavioral Neuroscience (BIO199-088), and Experimental Education (EXP396-039). She taught multiple research courses (BIO394/395), supervised an honor’s thesis (HON398) and supported one of her mentees to get into TH Chan Harvard School of Public Health and to be selected as a finalist for a Rhodes Scholarship. She was nominated as “Mentor of the Week” by the main campus. She supported multiple students to get into medical & graduate schools, and two students won academic awards. She also supervised research activity of medical and undergraduate students who have successfully presented at several regional conferences and at the international Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in San Diego. She serves on Six (6) Ph.D. dissertation committees, and is a co-chair of a Ph.D. committee of a practicing physician. Service. Dr. Jiang reviewed grant proposals for NIH study sections, Alzheimer’s Research United Kingdom, and for Baylor College. Dr. Jiang served as a reviewer again for the “Repetition Award” by the Organization for Human Brain Mapping. She serves on editorial board for Frontiers in Psychology: Cognition, the most cited journal in its field. She continues to be a manuscript reviewer for multiple peer-reviewed journals in cognitive and affective neuroscience. She serves as a board member of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board, the Association of the U.S. Army CPL McMillian Bluegrass Chapter. Additionally, she served as faculty judge for several Research Days on campus, and on the Administrative Council, Faculty Search committee, and Student progress committee for Gerontology in the School of Public Health. Lastly, she has been serving as a member of the Global Health International Committee, and has been a co-chairing of the Research subcommittee in College of Medicine.
Dr. Jiang’s research focuses on understanding the neural mechanisms underlying visual perception and cognition in healthy and clinical populations. Her lab is using approaches of psychophysics and cognitive neuroscience, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and event-related potentials (ERPs). The current projects include developing neurosignatures of memory malfunction and cognitive impairment due to aging or brain damage, and measuring individual differences in behavior, brain responses and genetics associated with cognitive and affective processes.
Principal Investigator, "Predictive neurophysiological biomarkers for risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia induced cognitive impairment in Sino-US Cohorts" (Jiang), National Institute of Aging, 2018-20.
Co-Investigator, "Chemotherapy Induced Cognitive Impairment: Stage 2 study of 'Chemo brain' in Ovarian Cancer Patients" (Miller), Department of Defense, Ovarian Cancer Research Program, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, 2015-2019.
Principal Investigator, "Neuroimaging-Genetic biomarkers to identify risk and treatment efficacy in combat TBI and PTSD" (Jiang), Henry M. Jackson Foundation, 2015-2019.
Co-Investigator, “Individual Differences in sensation seeking status”, National Institute of Drug Abuse, P50 DA005312 to UK CDART center (Bardo), 2008-2019.
Co-Investigator, “Noninvasive optical assessment of cerebrovascular disease in an older population” Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and UK CCTS Pilot Project (Yu), National Institute on Aging, 5P30AG028383-08 (Van Eldik), 2013-2014
Principal Investigator, “Genetic contribution to individual differences in risk-taking behavior”, Center for Drug Abuse Research Translation Pilot Project (Jiang), National Institute on Drug Abuse 5P50DA005312-21 (Bardo), 2011-2012.
Co-Investigator, “Individual Differences in reward and inhibition”, National Institute of Drug Abuse, P50 DA005312 (Bardo), 2008-2013.
Co-Principal Investigator, “Alzheimer's disease detection via non-linear analysis of EEG”, Department of Energy, DE-AC05-OR22725 to Ork Ridge National Laboratory (Smith&Jiang), 6/2005-9/09.
Principal Investigator, "Brain imaging of visual memory for dynamic 3-D objects" Pilot grant (Jiang), part of NIH P50 AG05144-21 to Alzheimer Disease Research Center (Markesbery), 5/2004-3/07.
Principal Investigator, "NeuroImaging of complex motion in young and old", National Institute of Aging (NIA), K01 AG00986 (Jiang), 9/2001-8/07.
Broster, SL, Li, J, Smith, C, Jicha, G, Schmitt, F, Munro, N, Haney, R, & Jiang, Y (2018). Spared behavioral repetition effects in Alzheimer’s disease linked to an altered neural mechanism at posterior cortex, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, DOI:10.1080/13803395.2018.1430230
Jiang, Y, Zhao, X, Abiri, R (2017). Tuning up the old brain with new tricks: Attentional training via neurofeedback, Front. Aging Neurosci. 9:52. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2017.00052. | https://doi.org/10.3389/fnagi.2017.00052
Li, J, Broster, L, Jicha, G, Munro, N, Schmitt, F, Abner, E, Kryscio, R, Smith, C, & Jiang, Y (2017). A cognitive electrophysiological signature differentiates amnestic mild cognitive impairment from normal aging, Alzheimer's Research & Therapy, 9:3. DOI: 10.1186/s13195-016-0229-3 [PubMed]
Jiang, Y, Lin MK, Jicha GA, Ding X, McIlwrath SL, Fardo DW, Broster LS, Schmitt FA, Kryscio R, Lipsky RH (2017). Functional human GRIN2B promoter polymorphism and variation of mental processing speed in older adults. Aging (Albany NY). 2017; 9:1293-1306. doi: 10.18632/aging.101228
Broster, LS, Jenkins, SL, Tarrant, SD, Jicha, GA, Jiang, Y (2017). Low arousal positive emotional stimuli attenuate aberrant working memory processing in persons with mild cognitive impairment, Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 60 (4), 1333-1349, DOI 10.3233/JAD-170233.
Jiang, Y, Huang, H, Abner, E, Broster, LS, Jicha, G, Schmitt, F, Kryscio, R, Andersen, A, Powell, D, van Eldik, L, Gold, B, Nelson, P, Smith, C, & Ding, M (2016). Alzheimer’s biomarkers are correlated with brain connectivity in older adults differentially during resting and task states, Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 8: 15. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2016.00015
Chester, D, DeWall, CN, Derefinko, K, Estus, S, Lynam, DR, Jiang, Y (2016). Looking for reward in all the wrong places: Dopamine receptor gene polymorphisms correlate with aggression through greater sensation-seeking, Social Neuroscience, 11, 487-494.
McBride, J, Zhao, X, Munro, N, Jicha, G, Schmitt, FA, Kryscio, RJ, Smith, C, & Jiang, Y (2015), Sugihara causality analysis of scalp EEG for detection of early Alzheimer's Disease, NeuroImage: Clinical, 7: 258–265. [PubMed]
Downer, B, Jiang, Y, Zanjani, F, & Fardo, D (2014). Effects of alcohol consumption on cognition and regional brain volumes among older adults, American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, E-Pub September 7, 2014, doi: 10.1177/1533317514549411.
Broster, LS, Li, J, Smith, C, Jicha, G, Schimitt, F, & Jiang, Y (2013). Repeated retrieval during working memory is sensitive to amnestic mild cognitive impairment, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 35 (9): 946-59.
Xu, P, Gu, R, Broster, L, Wu, R, Van Dam, N, Jiang, Y, Fan, J, & Luo, Y (2013). Neural basis of emotional decision making in trait anxiety, Journal of Neuroscience, 33 (47): 18641-18653.
McBride, J, Zhao, X, Munro, N, Smith, C, Jicha, J, & Jiang, Y (2013). Resting EEG discrimination of early Alzheimer’s disease from normal aging using inter-channel coherence network graphs. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 41 (6), 1233-1242.
Parasuraman, R & Jiang, Y (2012). Individual differences in cognition, affect, and performance: Behavioral, neuroimaging, and molecular genetic approaches, NeuroImage, 59 (1), p70-82.
Broster, LS, Blonder, L, & Jiang, Y (2012). Does emotional memory enhancement assist the memory-impaired? A mini-review, Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 4:2. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2012.00002.
Lawson, A, Liu, X, Joseph, J, Vagnini, V, Thomas, KH, Jiang, Y (2012). Sensation seeking predicts brain responses in the old-new task: converging multimodal neuroimaging evidence, International Journal of Psychophysiology, 84(3): 260-9; doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2012.03.003.
Jiang, Y, Lianekhammy, J, Lawson, A, Guo, C, Lynam, D, Joseph, J, Gold, BT, & Kelly, TH. (2009). Brain responses to repeated visual experience among low and high sensation seekers: role of boredom susceptibility, Psychiatry Research: NeuroImaging, 173, 100-106.
Jones, WJ, Childers, TL, & Jiang, Y (2012). The shopping brain: mathematical anxiety modulates brain responses to buying decisions, Biological Psychology, 89, 201-213. doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2011.10.011.
Jiang, Y, Luo, YJ, & Parasuraman, R. (2009). Neural mechanisms underlying age-related reduction in visual motion priming, Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 16(2): 164-82.
Ding, JH, Powell, D, & Jiang, Y (2009). Dissociable frontal controls during visible and memory-guided eye-tracking of moving targets, Human Brain Mapping, 30:3541-3552.
Jiang, Y, Boehler, CN, Nönnig, N, Düzel, E, Hopf, JM, Heinze, HJ, & Schoenfeld, MA (2008). Spatial-temporal analysis of binding 3D shape perception, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 20, (4), 553-562.
Guo, CY, Lawson, A, Zhang, Q, & Jiang, Y (2008). Brain potentials of new and studied objects during working memory, Human Brain Mapping, 29, (4), 441-452 (Cover Illustration).
Jiang, Y, Ding, JH, Gold, BT, & Powell, D (2008). The hemispheric asymmetries in tracking occluded moving targets with the mind’s eye: Simultaneous event-related fMRI and eye-movement recording, Brain Imaging and Behavior, 2: (4), 300-308.
Lawson, AL,Guo, C, & Jiang, Y (2007). Age effects on brain activity during repetition priming of targets and distracters, Neuropsychologia, 45, 1223-1231.
Guo, CY, Lawson, A, & Jiang, Y (2007). Two distinct neural mechanisms of repetition priming, Neuroscience, 149, 747-759.
Zhang, Q, Guo, C, Lawson, A, & Jiang, Y (2006). Electrophysiological correlates of visual affective priming, Brain Research Bulletin, 71, 316-323.
Jiang, Y, Luo, YJ, & Parasuraman, R (2002). Neural correlates for perceptual priming of visual motion. Brain Research Bulletin, 57 (2), 211-219.
Jiang, Y, Haxby, JV, Martin, A, Ungerleider, LG, & Parasuraman, R (2000). Complementary neural mechanisms for tracking familiar items in human working memory. Science, 287, 643-646.