Dr. Huiqiong Deng’s interests in addiction have developed since her master’s degree thesis research, which applied electrophysiological technique to study addictive behavior using animal model with rodents. She then continued her research in pursuit of the PhD degree at the University of Minnesota studying neuromodulation. Dr. Deng is a Chinese medical graduate and is currently a PGY4 resident at the general psychiatry program at McGovern Medical School, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston (expected June of 2018). She is going to start a one-year fellowship training in addiction medicine at Stanford this July. During her residency training in the research track, she has continued her research in addiction, and has published six peer-reviewed papers and reported her research findings at multiple conferences in the fields of addiction and neuroplasticity. She has also served as reviewers for multiple scientific journals. Dr. Deng is a recipient of multiple academic/scholarly awards not limited to but including 2018 College on the Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Travel Award for Early Career Investigator, 2018 National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Young Investigator Travel Award to attend the 49th American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Annual Conference, 2017 Winner of the APA Area Five Resident Fellow Member Poster Competition, 2017 First Place Winner of the 2017 Award for Residents/Fellows of the Southern Psychiatric Association, 2016 Ruth Fox Scholarship of ASAM, 2015 Selected Participant to the Twentieth Annual APA Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators, and 2014 Resident Travel Scholarship to attend American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP)'s 25th Annual Meeting.
Dr. Huiqiong Deng’s professional interests include nicotine, cannabis, synthetic cannabinoids, as well as the western and eastern differences in general psychiatry and addiction phenomenon, treatment and policy development.