Hanzhang Lu is an internationally recognized leader in physiological MRI. He has published over 240 peer-reviewed journal articles with an h-index of 66 and a total citation of >18,000. He is an associate editor of Frontiers in Neuroscience — Brain Imaging Methods, and he serves on the editorial boards of NeuroImage and NMR in Biomedicine. He has also been a guest editor of special issues on physiological MRI.
Dr. Lu was a charter member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) medical imaging review panel, and he chaired several NIH study sections — including one on biomedical imaging technology — and high-end instrumentation and special emphasis panels.
Dr. Lu’s research focuses on development of MRI techniques to understand brain physiology and pathophysiology. He is a fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and a distinguished investigator for the Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research.
Hanzhang Lu was the chair of the ISMRM perfusion study group. He served on the ISMRM’s Annual Meeting Program Committee, Trainee Stipend Committee, Awards Committee, and he was the program director of the ISMRM fMRI Study Group in 2011 and 2012. He was a lead organizer of the Brain at Work plenary session during the ISMRM annual meeting in Honolulu in 2017, and he chaired an ISMRM-sponsored workshop on functional MRI in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2014, and an ISMRM-sponsored workshop on Perfusion in Los Angeles, California, in 2022. He also chaired the organizing committee for the 2019 Imaging Cerebral Physiology Symposium.
In the Johns Hopkins Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Dr. Lu serves as the director of the MRI Service Center and chief of the neurofunction section in the MR research division. He is also the chair of the RORA Oversight Committee, and he has been a member of the department’s committees on CDAC, the Lunch and Learn Lecture Series, research joint chiefs of staff, Research Day organizing and pilot grant review.