Rhoda Au

Digital Technology Leader, BU ADRC

PhD, University of California, Riverside
72 E. Concord Street, R749

Rhoda Au is a Professor of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Neurology, and Epidemiology at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public. She serves as one of the PIs of the Framingham Heart Study Brain Aging Program and is also the Director of Neuropsychology. She is also Director of Global Cohort Development for the Davos Alzheimer’s Collaborative. 


Rhoda Au, Ph.D., does research on cognitive aging and dementia has recently centered on using technologies to develop a multi-sensory brain health monitoring platform that is customizable, flexibly responsive to the rapidly changing technology landscape, technology agnostic, and scalable to achieve global representativeness in AD-related research. Her strategic research plan is to transition from reliance on active engagement technologies to low/no engagement ones to practically allow longitudinal assessments that are necessary to move from a primary focus on precision AD medicine to a broader emphasis on precision brain health. She actively supports broad data sharing/accessibility initiatives to accelerate data science/AI-driven discovery of digital biomarkers, including those that can serve as surrogate indices of fluid and imaging biomarkers and novel disease pathways and treatment solutions.

At present, Dr. Au is Director of Neuropsychology for the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) and serves to facilitate the collaboration between FHS and the BU ADRC.

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