Rong Zhang, Ph.D.
Rong Zhang, Ph.D.

Professor Departments of Neurology and
Neurotherapeutics and Internal Medicine,
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Director, Cerebrovascular Laboratory

Education

  • B.S., Physics, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
  • M.S., Physiology, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an, China
  • Ph.D., Aerospace Physiology, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an, China
  • Postdoctoral Training, Space Medicine/Exercise Physiology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Contact Information

Phone: 214-345-4619
Email: RongZhang@texashealth.org

Highlighted Publications
  • Middle-aged endurance athletes exhibit lower cerebrovascular impedance than sedentary peers

    Sugawara J, Tomoto T, Repshas J, Zhang R, Tarumi T. Middle-aged endurance athletes exhibit lower cerebrovascular impedance than sedentary peers. J Appl Physiol. 129:335-342, 2020

  • Steady-State Cerebral Autoregulation in Older Adults with Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment

    Zhang L, Pasha EP, Liu J, Xing CY, Cardim D, Tarumi T, Womack K, Hynan LS, Cullum CM, Zhang R. Steady-State Cerebral Autoregulation in Older Adults with Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment: Linear Mixed Model Analysis. J Appl Physiol 2020.

  • Cerebral Vasomotor Reactivity in Amnestic  Mild Cognitive Impairment

    Tomoto T, Tarumi T, Chen J, Pasha EP, Cullum CM, Zhang R.  Cerebral Vasomotor Reactivity in Amnestic  Mild Cognitive Impairment. JAD 2020

  • Impaired Cerebral Blood Flow Regulation in Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury

    Ding K, Tarumi T, Tomoto T, Mccolloster M, Le T, Dieppa M, Diaz-Arrastia R, Bell K, Madden C, Cullum CM, Zhang R. Impaired Cerebral Blood Flow Regulation in Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury. Brain Res. 2020

  • Dysregulation of CO2-Driven Heart-Rate Chemoreflex

    Marmarelis VZ, Shin DC, Zhang R. Dysregulation of CO2-Driven Heart-Rate Chemoreflex Is Related Closely to Impaired CO2 Dynamic Vasomotor Reactivity in Mild Cognitive Impairment Patients. J Alzheimers Dis. 2020

  • Brain Perfusion Change in Patients With Mild Cognitive Impairment After 12 Months of Aerobic Exercise Training

    Thomas BP, Tarumi T, Sheng M, Tseng B, Womack KB, Cullum CM, Rypma B, Zhang R, Lu H. Brain Perfusion Change in Patients With Mild Cognitive Impairment After 12 Months of Aerobic Exercise Training. J Alzheimers Dis. 2020;75(2):617-631

  • Central Autonomic Network Functional Connectivity

    Ding K, Tarumi T, Wang C, Vernino S, Zhang R, Zhu DC. Central Autonomic Network Functional Connectivity: Correlation With Baroreflex Function and Cardiovascular Variability in Older Adults. Brain Struct Funct. 2020

  • Carotid Stiffness is Associated with Brain Amyloid

    EP Pasha, E Rutjes, T Tomoto, T Tarumi, A Stowe, JA Claassen, CM Cullum, DC. Zhu, R Zhang. Carotid Stiffness is Associated with Brain Amyloid-β Burden in Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment. J Alzheimers Dis. 2020. J Alzheimers Dis. 2020;74(3):925-935

  • Cerebral Vasomotor Reactivity during Hypo- and Hypercapnia across the Adult Lifespan

    Tomoto T, Riley J, Turner M, Zhang R, Tarumi T. Cerebral Vasomotor Reactivity during Hypo- and Hypercapnia across the Adult Lifespan. JCBFM 2020; 40(3):600-610.

  • Cerebral White Matter Integrity in Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment

    Tarumi T, Thomas BP, Tseng BY, Wang C, Womack KB, Hynan L, Lu H, Cullum CM, Zhang R. Cerebral White Matter Integrity in Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment: A 1-Year Randomized Controlled Trial of Aerobic Exercise Training. J Alzheimers Dis. 2020;73(2):489-501

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