Yiqin Zhu

Arts & Sciences: Psychological & Brain Sciences (PhD)

Yiqin is an aspiring psychologist who holds an M.S. in Statistics from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Psychology from Peking University. As a McDonnell Scholar, Yiqin is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Clinical Science at Washington University in St. Louis, with a focus on understanding emotional and cognitive processes that contribute to the development and maintenance of mood and anxiety disorders, as well as suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Yiqin has an impressive record of scholarly achievement, having so far published 10 papers in high-impact peer-reviewed journals. He aims to advance clinical science in an inclusive manner that is attentive to cultural and individual differences. In addition, Yiqin is deeply committed to promoting health equity and improving services for marginalized communities, including gender and sexual minorities. He has served as a peer mentor and research assistant for an NIMH-funded LGBTQ+ suicide prevention trial, demonstrating his dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion.