Fang Yu, PhD, RN, GNP

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Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Associate Director, Doctoral Recruitment and Career Development Minnesota Hartford Center for Gerontological Nursing Excellence (MnHCGNE)
Editor, Nursing and Health Sciences

Dr. Fang Yu is an associate professor at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. Dr. Yu’s teaching revolves around gerontological nursing, research, evidence-based practice, Science of Nursing Intervention, and AGNP specialty courses. Aside from teaching, Dr. Yu enjoys research on the following topics: effects of aerobic exercise in Alzheimer’s disease, physical activity and cognition, community-based care for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and prevent cognitive decline in older adults. Dr. Yu is currently investigating the effects of a novel 6-month, individualized, moderate intensity cycling intervention on cognition and hippocampal volume in community-dwelling older adults with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease.