Huitong Ding, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Anatomy & Neurobiology




Trained as a purpose-driven data scientist in brain health, Dr. Ding is dedicated to advancing inclusive translational research in Alzheimer's disease (AD) by leveraging statistical methods and machine learning techniques. His research focuses on exploring cognitive heterogeneity, investigating sex differences, improving early detection, designing digital cognitive assessment tools, and advancing digital phenotyping of cognitive impairments. As an investigator of Framingham Heart Study (FHS), his work encompasses a wide range of data related to AD, including voice recordings, digital clock drawing tests, both digital and traditional neuropsychological assessments, digital measures of sleep and physical activity, transcripts of semi-structured interview, MRI brain volumes, PET and blood biomarkers, and protein expression values. Besides FHS, he has expanded his AD-related research to include other large cohorts including UK Biobank, ROSMAP, and ADNI. These experiences have provided Dr. Ding with new perspectives for exploring AD-related clinical questions.

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  1. Ding H, Liu C, Li Y, Ang TFA, Devine S, Liu Y, Au R, Doraiswamy PM. Sex-specific blood biomarkers linked to memory changes in middle-aged adults: The Framingham Heart Study. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2024; 16(1):e12569.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38545543; PMCID: PMC10966919; DOI: 10.1002/dad2.12569;
     
  2. Ding H, Wang B, Hamel AP, Karjadi C, Ang TFA, Au R, Lin H. Exploring cognitive progression subtypes in the Framingham Heart Study. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2024; 16(1):e12574.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38515438; PMCID: PMC10955221; DOI: 10.1002/dad2.12574;
     
  3. Ding H, Kim M, Searls E, Sunderaraman P, De Anda-Duran I, Low S, Popp Z, Hwang PH, Li Z, Goyal K, Hathaway L, Monteverde J, Rahman S, Igwe A, Kolachalama VB, Au R, Lin H. Digital neuropsychological measures by defense automated neurocognitive assessment: reference values and clinical correlates. Front Neurol. 2024; 15:1340710.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38426173; PMCID: PMC10902432; DOI: 10.3389/fneur.2024.1340710;
     
  4. Sunderaraman P, De Anda-Duran I, Karjadi C, Peterson J, Ding H, Devine SA, Shih LC, Popp Z, Low S, Hwang PH, Goyal K, Hathaway L, Monteverde J, Lin H, Kolachalama VB, Au R. Design and Feasibility Analysis of a Smartphone-Based Digital Cognitive Assessment Study in the Framingham Heart Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2024 Jan 16; 13(2):e031348.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38226510; PMCID: PMC10926817; DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.123.031348;
     
  5. De Anda-Duran I, Sunderaraman P, Searls E, Moukaled S, Jin X, Popp Z, Karjadi C, Hwang PH, Ding H, Devine S, Shih LC, Low S, Lin H, Kolachalama VB, Bazzano L, Libon DJ, Au R. Comparing Cognitive Tests and Smartphone-Based Assessment in 2 US Community-Based Cohorts. J Am Heart Assoc. 2024 Jan 16; 13(2):e032733.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38226519; PMCID: PMC10926794; DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.123.032733;
     
  6. Popp Z, Low S, Igwe A, Rahman MS, Kim M, Khan R, Oh E, Kumar A, De Anda-Duran I, Ding H, Hwang PH, Sunderaraman P, Shih LC, Lin H, Kolachalama VB, Au R. Shifting From Active to Passive Monitoring of Alzheimer Disease: The State of the Research. J Am Heart Assoc. 2024 Jan 16; 13(2):e031247.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38226518; PMCID: PMC10926806; DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.123.031247;
     
  7. Huitong Ding; Katherine Gifford; Ludy C. Shih; Kristi Ho; Salman Rahman; Akwaugo Igwe; Spencer Low; Zachary Popp; Edward Searls; Zexu Li; Sanskruti Madan; Alexa Burk; Phillip H. Hwang; Ileana De Anda-Duran; Vijaya B Kolachalama; Rhoda Au; Honghuang Lin. Exploring Perspectives of Older Adults on Digital Brain Health Platform with Natural Language Processing: A Pilot Cohort Study (Preprint). JMIR Formative Research. 2024. View Publication
  8. Huitong Ding; Kristi Ho; Edward Searls; Spencer Low; Zexu Li; Salman Rahman; Sanskruti Madan; Akwaugo Igwe; Zachary Popp; Alexa Burk; Huanmei Wu; Ying Ding; Phillip H. Hwang; Ileana De Anda-Duran; Vijaya B Kolachalama; Katherine Gifford; Ludy C. Shih; Rhoda Au; Honghuang Lin. Assessment of Wearable Device Adherence for Monitoring Physical Activity in Older Adults: A Pilot Cohort Study (Preprint). JMIR Aging. 2024. View Publication
  9. Yang J, Ding H, Li Y, Ang TF, Devine S, Liu Y, Qiu WQ, Au R, Ma J, Liu C. . Association of mid-age Life's Essential 8 score with digital cognitive performance and incident Alzheimer's disease: the Framingham Heart Study. medRxiv. 2024. View Publication
  10. Ding H, Lister A, Karjadi C, Au R, Lin H, Bischoff B, Hwang P. Innovation in Aging. EARLY DETECTION OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND RELATED DEMENTIAS FROM VOICE RECORDINGS: THE FRAMINGHAM HEART STUDY. 2024.
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2017-2019 Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China: Chinese Scholarship Council Award
2015 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition: Gold Award
2014 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition: Gold Award
2013 Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China: China National Scholarship
2012 Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China: China National Scholarship
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Alzheimer's Disease
Cognitive Impairments
Digital Phenotyping
Biostatistics
Machine Learning
Digital Cognitive Assessment Tool
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