Rhoda Au

Anatomy & Neurobiology, MED

Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
MBA, Boston University
B.A., Pomona College
72 E. Concord St Housman (R)

Professor, Anatomy & Neurobiology, Neurology, and Epidemiology

Rhoda Au is a professor of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Neurology, and Epidemiology at the School of Medicine. She also currently serves as the Director of Neuropsychology at the Framingham Heart Study, where she has been involved in research related to cognitive aging and preclinical/clinical dementia since 1990.  Dr. Au’s research interests are focused on aging and dementia and include relating cardiovascular risk factors, brain MRI measures, and neuropathology to cognitive performance. She is also interested in how “big data” analytics can better inform our understanding of disease pathways and treatment. In addition to her work at Framingham, Dr. Au is also currently focused on building multi-sector ecosystems to enable solutions for chronic disease prevention generally and optimizing brain health specifically and to move the primary focus of health technologies from precision medicine to a broader emphasis on precision health.

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