Kenneth M. Langa

Kenneth M. Langa, photograph
Associate Director

Contact Information

Department of Internal Medicine and Institute for Social Research
2800 Plymouth Road, Bldg 16, Room 444E
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2800

Phone: 734.647.8160
Fax: 734.936.8944


Ph.D., Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago
M.D., Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago

Research and Projects

Dr. Langa is a general internist and health services researcher. His current research focuses on identifying the risk factors and outcomes for chronic disease among older adults, with an emphasis on Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. He is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Medicine and an Associate Director of the Institute of Gerontology at the University of Michigan Medical School and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System.

Selected Recent Publications

Langa, K. M., Larson, E. B., Crimmins, E. M., Faul, J. D., Levine, D. A., Kabeto, M. U., & Weir, D. R. (2017). A comparison of the prevalence of dementia in the United States in 2000 and 2012. JAMA Internal Medicine, 177(1), 51-58.

Maust, D. T., Langa, K. M., Blow, F. C., & Kales, H. C. (2017). Psychotropic use and associated neuropsychiatric symptoms among patients with dementia in the USA. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 32(2), 164-174.

Gardner, R. C., Langa, K. M., & Yaffe, K. (2017). Subjective and objective cognitive function among older adults with a history of traumatic brain injury: A population-based cohort study. PLoS Medicine, 14(3), e1002246.

Prescott, H. C., Osterholzer, J. J., Langa, K. M., Angus, D. C., & Iwashyna, T. J. (2016). Late mortality after sepsis: propensity matched cohort study. BMJ, 353, i2375.

Díaz‐Venegas, C., Downer, B., Langa, K. M., & Wong, R. (2016). Racial and ethnic differences in cognitive function among older adults in the USA. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 31(9), 1004-1012.

Prescott, H. C., Dickson, R. P., Rogers, M. A., Langa, K. M., & Iwashyna, T. J. (2015). Hospitalization type and subsequent severe sepsis. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 192(5), 581-588.