Yu-Chien Wu

Yu-Chien Wu

Associate Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences, IUSM
Adjunct Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue

Email: yucwu@iu.edu

Phone: 317-963-1697

355 West 16th Street
Goodman Hall, Suite 4100
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Research web site: https://medicine.iu.edu/faculty/7079/wu-yu-chien

Personal web site: https://medicine.iu.edu/faculty/7079/wu-yu-chien


  • BS, National Taiwan University, 1994
  • MD, Kaohsiung Medical University, 2000
  • Radiology Residency, Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan, 2001
  • PhD, Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006


I joined IUSM as Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences and became a tenured Associate Professor in 2019. I received a MD degree and license in Taiwan. Later, I earned my PhD in Medical Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006. While I am a Magnetic Resonance Imaging Physicist by training, my research focuses on diffusion physics in biologic system using diffusion MRI. I started to work on diffusion MRI extensively in my graduate education. I continued to advance in this field independently at Dartmouth College (2009-2013) and currently at Indiana University School of Medicine.

Research Interests

  • Diffusion physics in biological systems
  • Diffusion MRI
  • Disease mechanisms
  • Quantitative microstructure imaging techniques
  • Neurologic disorders