Rhoda Au

Anatomy & Neurobiology, MED

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

Rhoda Au, PhD, is a Professor of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, and Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine at Boston University. She serves as co-PI of the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) Brain Aging Program and Director of Neuropsychology. Au is also Director of Global Cohort Development, Davos Alzheimer’s Collaborative.

Her core research interest is leverage technological advances through the development of a multi-sensory brain health monitoring platform that is customizable, flexibly responsive to the rapidly changing technology landscape, technology agnostic, and scalable. Further, a priority objective is transitioning from reliance on active engagement technologies to low/no engagement ones. Au proactively supports broad data sharing initiatives to accelerate data science/AI driven discovery of digital biomarkers and novel disease pathways and treatment solutions. Her strategic research plan is to move from a primary focus on precision AD medicine to a broader emphasis on precision brain health. Her work  unique multi-sector approach is creating both disruptive science and new IP that will catalyze new directions for research and opportunities for business investments. 

Research Areas: Aging and dementia, including related cardiovascular risk factors, brain MRI measures, and neuropathology to cognitive performance. She is also interested in merging research and technology as the path toward innovative science.

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