Kenneth M. Langa

Kenneth M. Langa

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine.
Professor, Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health.
Research Professor, Survey Research Center.
Research Professor, Institute of Gerontology.
M.D., Medicine, University of Chicago
Ph.D., Public Policy, University of Chicago
Dr. Langa’s research focuses on the epidemiology and costs of chronic disease in older adults, with an emphasis on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. He is currently focusing on the relationship of cardiovascular risk factors to cognitive decline and dementia in middle-age and older adults. In 2007, Dr. Langa was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Institute of Public Health at the University of Cambridge where he established collaborations with an interdisciplinary research team performing cross-national comparisons of the epidemiology and outcomes of dementia in the United States and England.

Select Projects

Patient, Caregiver, and Regional Drivers of Potentially Inappropriate Medical Care for Dementia: Building the Foundation for State Dementia Policy (NIA)

HRS Yrs 29-34 (NIA)

HRS Yrs 29-34 HCAP (NIA)

Health Differences at Older Ages between U.S. and England - Role of Local Contextual Factors (NIA)

Cognitive impairment in Mexican Americans: a population-based study (NINDS)

Improving the Health of Low-SES Americans Approaching Retirement Under the Affordable Care Act (NIA)

Characterizing disparities in late-onset Alzheimer's disease risk through polygenic risk and epidemiologic factors in the Health and Retirement Survey (NIA)

Integrating Information about Aging Surveys : Disseminating Genotyped Data from LASI-DAD (NIA)

Earlier Introductions to Palliative Care in Older Adults Undergoing High-Risk Surgery (American College of Surgeons)

Decision Making for Cardiovascular Therapy in Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment (NIA)

The Effect of Inappropriate Use of Thyroid Hormone Replacement in Older Men (Papaleontiou K08 Resubmission) (NIA)

Dementia Prevalence over Time: Proximate Causes and Consequences (NIA)

Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Core Center (NIA)

Health, Wealth, and Time Use Over the Life Course and Across Generations (NIA)

Personalizing COPD therapies by exploring heterogeneity of treatment effects (NHLBI)

Harmonized Diagnostic Assessment of Dementia (DAD) for Longitudinal Aging Study of India (LASI) (NIA)

Optimizing Treatment of Older Adults with Hypertension: A Net Benefit Analysis of Falls Injury vs Cardiovascular Outcomes (NIA)

"Enhanced Recovery" Protocols and the Cost and Quality of Inpatient Surgery (NIA)

Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (OAICs) (P30) (NIA)

Training Geriatric Mental Health Services Researchers (T32) (NIMH)

Toward More Effective "Enhanced Recovery" Protocols for Major Surgery in Older Adults (NIA)

Preventable Hospitalization in Dementia: The Impact of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms (American Federation for Aging Research)

Michigan Retirement Research Center (MRRC) 2018 (SSA)