A photo of Weihong Yuan.

Associate Professor, UC Department of Radiology



My Biography & Research


Weihong Yuan, PhD, joined the faculty in 2005 and currently is the McLaurin fellow in pediatric neurosurgery and research assistant professor of radiology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center within the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is a biomedical engineer by training with BS degree (1991) from Zhejiang University, PRC, and MS (1997) and PhD degree (2000) from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ.

Clinical Interests

Diffusion tensor study pediatric patient with hydrocephalus; diffusion tensor imaging study of pediatric supratentorial tumors; diffusion tensor imaging study of children with traumatic brain injury; functional MRI study of pediatric patients with spina bifida; fMRI/DTI study of epilepsy; intra-operative neuroimaging

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Radiology


Radiology, Radiology, Imaging

My Education

BS: Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, PRC, 1991.

MS: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ, 1997.

PhD: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ, 2000.

My Publications

Altered brain microstructure in association with repetitive subconcussive head impacts and the potential protective effect of jugular vein compression: A longitudinal study of female soccer athletes. Myer, GD; Barber Foss, K; Thomas, S; Galloway, R; Dicesare, CA; Dudley, J; Gadd, B; Leach, J; Smith, D; Gubanich, P; et al. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2019; 53:1539-1551.

Diffusion tensor imaging in athletes sustaining repetitive head impacts: A systematic review of prospective studies. Schneider, DK; Galloway, R; Bazarian, JJ; Diekfuss, JA; Dudley, J; Leach, JL; Mannix, R; Talavage, TM; Yuan, W; Myer, GD. Journal of Neurotrauma. 2019; 36:2831-2849.

Examining Motor Tasks of Differing Complexity After Concussion in Adolescents. Howell, DR; Myer, GD; Grooms, D; Diekfuss, J; Yuan, W; III, MW P. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2019; 100:613-619.

Impact of Low-Level Blast Exposure on Brain Function after a One-Day Tactile Training and the Ameliorating Effect of a Jugular Vein Compression Neck Collar Device. Yuan, W; Foss, KD B; Dudley, J; Thomas, S; Galloway, R; DiCesare, C; Leach, J; Scheifele, P; Farina, M; Valencia, G; et al. Journal of Neurotrauma. 2019; 36:721-734.

Does brain functional connectivity contribute to musculoskeletal injury? A preliminary prospective analysis of a neural biomarker of ACL injury risk. Diekfuss, JA; Grooms, DR; Yuan, W; Dudley, J; Foss, KD B; Thomas, S; Ellis, JD; Schneider, DK; Leach, J; Bonnette, S; et al. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 2019; 22:169-174.

Childhood polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) serum concentration and reading ability at ages 5 and 8 years: The HOME Study. Liang, H; Vuong, AM; Xie, C; Webster, GM; Sjodin, A; Yuan, W; Miao, M; Braun, JM; Dietrich, KN; Yolton, K; et al. Environment International. 2019; 122:330-339.

A jugular vein compression collar prevents alterations of endogenous electrocortical dynamics following blast exposure during special weapons and tactical (SWAT) breacher training. Bonnette, S; Diekfuss, JA; Kiefer, AW; Riley, MA; Foss, KD B; Thomas, S; DiCesare, CA; Yuan, W; Dudley, J; Reches, A; et al. Experimental Brain Research. 2018; 236:2691-2701.

Brain-Behavior Mechanisms for the Transfer of Neuromuscular Training Adaptions to Simulated Sport: Initial Findings From the Train the Brain Project. Grooms, DR; Kiefer, AW; Riley, MA; Ellis, JD; Thomas, S; Kitchen, K; DiCesare, CA; Bonnette, S; Gadd, B; Foss, KD B; et al. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 2018; 27:1-5.

Conventional MRI scan and DTI imaging show more severe brain injury in neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy and seizures. Kline-Fath, BM; Horn, PS; Yuan, W; Merhar, S; Venkatesan, C; Thomas, CW; Schapiro, MB. Early Human Development. 2018; 122:8-14.

Mild Jugular Compression Collar Ameliorated Changes in Brain Activation of Working Memory after One Soccer Season in Female High School Athletes. Yuan, W; Dudley, J; Foss, KD B; Ellis, JD; Thomas, S; Galloway, RT; DiCesare, CA; Leach, JL; Adams, J; Maloney, T; et al. Journal of Neurotrauma. 2018; 35:1248-1259.