Professor and Chair for Clinical Research, Director of Dementia Care & Research Centre;
Associate Director, Beijing Dementia Key Lab, Peking University Institute of Mental Health
• Speaker, Regional Health Systems Symposium, 17 Sep 2021
Dr Huali Wang is Professor and Chair for Clinical Research, Director of the Dementia Care and Research Centre, and Associate Director of Beijing Dementia Key Lab, Peking University Institute of Mental Health in Beijing, China. She established the first dementia caregiver support group in China in 2000. Presently, she directs the implementation of social prescribing for promoting mental well-being of older adults. She has published five books on dementia care and the series on Memory Health in Community. The community-based dementia care model has been partly adopted by WHO West Pacific Regional Office to develop the toolkit for community-based dementia care in low- and middle-income countries.
Dr Wang is leading the National Platform on Clinical Dataset and Biobank of Major Mental Disorders. With regards to biomarker research of Alzheimer's Disease, she found that ApoE4 allele potentially modulates the hippocampal connectivity and the brain functional connectome.
Dr Wang also serves leading positions in national and international mental health research and service advocacy, including Secretary of International Psychogeriatric Association, Vice President of Chinese Society of Geriatric Psychiatry (founding member), Executive Vice President of Alzheimer's Disease Chinese (member of ADI), and WHO Global Dementia Observatory Focal Point for China.