Wendy Qui, MD, PhD
Dr. Wendy Qui is a board certified psychiatrist at Boston Center for Memory (BCM). Dr. Qui serves as a supervisor and advisor for medical and psychology staff.
Dr. Qui is a Professor in the Psychiatry Department and Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics Department at the Boston University School of Medicine. She is the Co-Director of the Biomarker Core of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and is the Principle Investigator of the Laboratory of Molecular Psychiatry in Aging at BUSM. She is also a faculty member in the Neuroscience Program at Boston University.
Dr. Qui was trained at Tufts Medical Center and at the Payne Whitney Clinic, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Qui is both a physician and a scientist. Motivated by her desire to help patients with neurodegenerative diseases in geriatric psychiatry, especially Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, Dr. Qui investigates the fundamental causational mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases and translates her findings to seek biomarkers for the diagnoses and effective drug targets. Her research team has pioneered discoveries and published several papers on the effects of blood metabolic and inflammatory factors, including blood amylin and C-reactive protein, on Alzheimer’s disease pathology in the brain through the blood brain barrier (BBB). She is the principle investigator or co-investigator of multiple grants from the National Institute of Health, Alzheimer’s Disease Association, and other private foundations.
As a practicing psychiatrist, she cares for patients with dementia and other psychiatric illnesses, including late life depression and anxiety, and sees patients at the BU ADRC for clinical trials in pharmacotherapy for preclinical disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's disease. Many of her patients seek care with Dr. Qui for the behavioral and psychiatric symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and related cognitive changes.