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 5/13/2022

    Morrison MS, Aparicio HJ, Blennow K, Zetterberg H, Ashton NJ, Karikari TK, Tripodis Y, Martin B, Palmisano JN, Sugarman MA, Frank B, Steinberg EG, Turk KW, Budson AE, Au R, Goldstein LE, Jun GR, Kowall NW, Killiany R, Qiu WQ, Stern RA, Mez J, McKee AC, Stein TD, Alosco ML. Antemortem plasma phosphorylated tau (181) predicts Alzheimer's disease neuropathology and regional tau at autopsy. Brain. 2022 May 13. PMID: 35554506.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 4/22/2022

    Libon DJ, Swenson R, Lamar M, Price CC, Baliga G, Pascual-Leone A, Au R, Cosentino S, Andersen SL. The Boston Process Approach and Digital Neuropsychological Assessment: Past Research and Future Directions. J Alzheimers Dis. 2022 Apr 22. PMID: 35466941.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 4/20/2022

    Frank B, Ally M, Tripodis Y, Puzo C, Labriolo C, Hurley L, Martin B, Palmisano J, Chan L, Steinberg E, Turk K, Budson A, OÂ'Connor M, Au R, Qiu WQ, Goldstein L, Kukull W, Kowall N, Killiany R, Stern R, Stein T, McKee A, Mez J, Alosco M. Trajectories of Cognitive Decline in Brain Donors With Autopsy-Confirmed Alzheimer Disease and Cerebrovascular Disease. Neurology. 2022 Apr 20. PMID: 35444054.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 4/15/2022

    Yuan J, Au R, Karjadi C, Ang TF, Devine S, Auerbach S, DeCarli C, Libon DJ, Mez J, Lin H. Associations Between the Digital Clock Drawing Test and Brain Volume: Large Community-Based Prospective Cohort (Framingham Heart Study). J Med Internet Res. 2022 Apr 15; 24(4):e34513. PMID: 35436225.

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  • Published on 3/23/2022

    Zhang X, Tong T, Chang A, Ang TFA, Tao Q, Auerbach S, Devine S, Qiu WQ, Mez J, Massaro J, Lunetta KL, Au R, Farrer LA. Midlife lipid and glucose levels are associated with Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimers Dement. 2022 Mar 23. PMID: 35319157.

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  • Published on 2/28/2022

    De Anda-Duran I, Alonso CF, Libon DJ, Carmichael OT, Kolachalama VB, Suglia SF, Au R, Bazzano LA. Carotid Intima-Media Thickness and Midlife Cognitive Function: Impact of Race and Social Disparities in the Bogalusa Heart Study. Neurology. 2022 May 03; 98(18):e1828-e1836. PMID: 35228334.

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  • Published on 2/21/2022

    Matusz EF, Price CC, Lamar M, Swenson R, Au R, Emrani S, Wasserman V, Libon DJ, Thompson LI. Dissociating Statistically Determined Normal Cognitive Abilities and Mild Cognitive Impairment Subtypes with DCTclock. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2022 Feb 21; 1-11. PMID: 35188095.

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  • Published on 2/9/2022

    Jun GR, You Y, Zhu C, Meng G, Chung J, Panitch R, Hu J, Xia W, Bennett DA, Foroud TM, Wang LS, Haines JL, Mayeux R, Pericak-Vance MA, Schellenberg GD, Au R, Lunetta KL, Ikezu T, Stein TD, Farrer LA. Protein phosphatase 2A and complement component 4 are linked to the protective effect of APOE ?2 for Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimers Dement. 2022 Feb 09. PMID: 35142023.

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  • Published on 1/13/2022

    Au R, Kolachalama VB, Paschalidis IC. Redefining and Validating Digital Biomarkers as Fluid, Dynamic Multi-Dimensional Digital Signal Patterns. Front Digit Health. 2021; 3:751629. PMID: 35146485.

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  • 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 12 07; 13(1):193. PMID: 34876229.

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