Rhoda Au, PhD

Professor, Anatomy & Neurobiology

Rhoda Au
72 E. Concord St Housman (R)


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 Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences
  • Professor, Biomedical Genetics, Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine


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


  • Published on 3/27/2024

    Ding H, Liu C, Li Y, Ang TFA, Devine S, Liu Y, Au R, Doraiswamy PM. Sex-specific blood biomarkers linked to memory changes in middle-aged adults: The Framingham Heart Study. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2024; 16(1):e12569. PMID: 38545543.

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  • Published on 3/26/2024

    Xue C, Kowshik SS, Lteif D, Puducheri S, Jasodanand VH, Zhou OT, Walia AS, Guney OB, Zhang JD, Pham ST, Kaliaev A, Andreu-Arasa VC, Dwyer BC, Farris CW, Hao H, Kedar S, Mian AZ, Murman DL, O'Shea SA, Paul AB, Rohatgi S, Saint-Hilaire MH, Sartor EA, Setty BN, Small JE, Swaminathan A, Taraschenko O, Yuan J, Zhou Y, Zhu S, Karjadi C, Ang TFA, Bargal SA, Plummer BA, Poston KL, Ahangaran M, Au R, Kolachalama VB. AI-based differential diagnosis of dementia etiologies on multimodal data. medRxiv. 2024 Mar 26. PMID: 38585870.

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  • Published on 3/21/2024

    Ding H, Wang B, Hamel AP, Karjadi C, Ang TFA, Au R, Lin H. Exploring cognitive progression subtypes in the Framingham Heart Study. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2024; 16(1):e12574. PMID: 38515438.

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  • Published on 3/18/2024

    Frank B, Bandyopadhyay S, Dion C, Formanski E, Matusz E, Penney D, Davis R, O'Connor MK, Au R, Amini S, Rashidi P, Tighe P, Libon DJ, Price CC. A Network Analysis of Digital Clock Drawing for Command and Copy Conditions. Assessment. 2024 Mar 18; 10731911241236336. PMID: 38494894.

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  • Published on 2/29/2024

    Panitch R, Sahelijo N, Hu J, Nho K, Bennett DA, Lunetta KL, Au R, Stein TD, Farrer LA, Jun GR. APOE genotype-specific methylation patterns are linked to Alzheimer disease pathology and estrogen response. Transl Psychiatry. 2024 Feb 29; 14(1):129. PMID: 38424036.

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  • Published on 2/15/2024

    Ding H, Kim M, Searls E, Sunderaraman P, De Anda-Duran I, Low S, Popp Z, Hwang PH, Li Z, Goyal K, Hathaway L, Monteverde J, Rahman S, Igwe A, Kolachalama VB, Au R, Lin H. Digital neuropsychological measures by defense automated neurocognitive assessment: reference values and clinical correlates. Front Neurol. 2024; 15:1340710. PMID: 38426173.

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  • Published on 2/13/2024

    Young CB, Smith V, Karjadi C, Grogan SM, Ang TFA, Insel PS, Henderson VW, Sumner M, Poston KL, Au R, Mormino EC. Speech patterns during memory recall relates to early tau burden across adulthood. Alzheimers Dement. 2024 Apr; 20(4):2552-2563. PMID: 38348772.

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  • Published on 2/8/2024

    Wei R, Ganglberger W, Sun H, Hadar PN, Gollub RL, Pieper S, Billot B, Au R, Eugenio Iglesias J, Cash SS, Kim S, Shin C, Westover MB, Joseph Thomas R. Linking brain structure, cognition, and sleep: insights from clinical data. Sleep. 2024 Feb 08; 47(2). PMID: 37950486.

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  • Published on 1/16/2024

    Popp Z, Low S, Igwe A, Rahman MS, Kim M, Khan R, Oh E, Kumar A, De Anda-Duran I, Ding H, Hwang PH, Sunderaraman P, Shih LC, Lin H, Kolachalama VB, Au R. Shifting From Active to Passive Monitoring of Alzheimer Disease: The State of the Research. J Am Heart Assoc. 2024 Jan 16; 13(2):e031247. PMID: 38226518.

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  • Published on 1/16/2024

    De Anda-Duran I, Sunderaraman P, Searls E, Moukaled S, Jin X, Popp Z, Karjadi C, Hwang PH, Ding H, Devine S, Shih LC, Low S, Lin H, Kolachalama VB, Bazzano L, Libon DJ, Au R. Comparing Cognitive Tests and Smartphone-Based Assessment in 2 US Community-Based Cohorts. J Am Heart Assoc. 2024 Jan 16; 13(2):e032733. PMID: 38226519.

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