Rhoda Au, PhD

Professor, Anatomy & Neurobiology

Rhoda Au
617.358.0089
72 E. Concord St Housman (R)

Biography

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 merging research and technology as the path toward innovative science.

Other Positions

  • Professor, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Investigator, Framingham Heart Study
  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University
  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

Education

  • University of California, Riverside, PhD
  • Boston University, MBA
  • Pomona College, BA

Publications

  • Published on 12/7/2021

    Alosco ML, Mian AZ, Buch K, Farris CW, Uretsky M, Tripodis Y, Baucom Z, Martin B, Palmisano J, Puzo C, Ang TFA, Joshi P, Goldstein LE, Au R, Katz DI, Dwyer B, Daneshvar DH, Nowinski C, Cantu RC, Kowall NW, Huber BR, Alvarez VE, Stern RA, Stein TD, Killiany RJ, McKee AC, Mez J. Structural MRI profiles and tau correlates of atrophy in autopsy-confirmed CTE. Alzheimers Res Ther. 2021 Dec 07; 13(1):193. PMID: 34876229.

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  • Published on 12/2/2021

    Frank B, Ally M, Brekke B, Zetterberg H, Blennow K, Sugarman MA, Ashton NJ, Karikari TK, Tripodis Y, Martin B, Palmisano JN, Steinberg EG, Simkina I, Turk KW, Budson AE, O'Connor MK, Au R, Goldstein LE, Jun GR, Kowall NW, Stein TD, McKee AC, Killiany R, Qiu WQ, Stern RA, Mez J, Alosco ML. Plasma p-tau181 shows stronger network association to Alzheimer's disease dementia than neurofilament light and total tau. Alzheimers Dement. 2021 Dec 02. PMID: 34854549.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/1/2021

    Au R, Li J, Liu C. Au et al. Respond to "Body Mass Index and Risk of Dementia". Am J Epidemiol. 2021 12 01; 190(12):2515-2516. PMID: 33831143.

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  • Published on 12/1/2021

    Li J, Joshi P, Ang TFA, Liu C, Auerbach S, Devine S, Au R. Mid- to Late-Life Body Mass Index and Dementia Risk: 38 Years of Follow-up of the Framingham Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2021 12 01; 190(12):2503-2510. PMID: 33831181.

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  • Published on 9/27/2021

    Zheng C, Fillmore NR, Ramos-Cejudo J, Brophy M, Osorio R, Gurney ME, Qiu WQ, Au R, Perry G, Dubreuil M, Chen SG, Qi X, Davis PB, Do N, Xu R. Potential long-term effect of tumor necrosis factor inhibitors on dementia risk: A propensity score matched retrospective cohort study in US veterans. Alzheimers Dement. 2021 Sep 27. PMID: 34569707.

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  • Published on 9/3/2021

    Panitch R, Hu J, Chung J, Zhu C, Meng G, Xia W, Bennett DA, Lunetta KL, Ikezu T, Au R, Stein TD, Farrer LA, Jun GR. Integrative brain transcriptome analysis links complement component 4 and HSPA2 to the APOE e2 protective effect in Alzheimer disease. Mol Psychiatry. 2021 Sep 03. PMID: 34480088.

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  • Published on 8/31/2021

    Xue C, Karjadi C, Paschalidis IC, Au R, Kolachalama VB. Detection of dementia on voice recordings using deep learning: a Framingham Heart Study. Alzheimers Res Ther. 2021 08 31; 13(1):146. PMID: 34465384.

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  • Published on 8/12/2021

    Alosco ML, Mariani ML, Adler CH, Balcer LJ, Bernick C, Au R, Banks SJ, Barr WB, Bouix S, Cantu RC, Coleman MJ, Dodick DW, Farrer LA, Geda YE, Katz DI, Koerte IK, Kowall NW, Lin AP, Marcus DS, Marek KL, McClean MD, McKee AC, Mez J, Palmisano JN, Peskind ER, Tripodis Y, Turner RW, Wethe JV, Cummings JL, Reiman EM, Shenton ME, Stern RA. Developing methods to detect and diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy during life: rationale, design, and methodology for the DIAGNOSE CTE Research Project. Alzheimers Res Ther. 2021 08 12; 13(1):136. PMID: 34384490.

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  • Published on 6/30/2021

    Zhang L, Ngo A, Thomas JA, Burkhardt HA, Parsey CM, Au R, Ghomi RH. Neuropsychological test validation of speech markers of cognitive impairment in the Framingham Cognitive Aging Cohort. Explor Med. 2021; 2:232-252. PMID: 34746927.

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  • Published on 6/30/2021

    Thomas RJ, Kim H, Maillard P, DeCarli CS, Heckman EJ, Karjadi C, Ang TFA, Au R. Digital sleep measures and white matter health in the Framingham Heart Study. Explor Med. 2021; 2(3):253-267. PMID: 34927164.

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