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
Email: klanga@umich.edu

Education

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

Chang VW, Langa KM, Weir DR, Iwashyna TJ. The obesity paradox and incident cardiovascular disease: A population-based study. PLoS One. 2017;12(12):e0188636. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0188636.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29216243?dopt=Abstract
Abedini NC, Choi H, Wei MY, Langa KM, Chopra V. The Relationship of Loneliness to End-of-Life Experience in Older Americans: A Cohort Study. Journal of the American Geriatrics SocietyJournal of the American Geriatrics SocietyJ Am Geriatr Soc. 2020. doi:10.1111/jgs.16354.
Levine DA, Langa KM, Galecki AT, et al. Mild Cognitive Impairment and Receipt of Treatments for Acute Myocardial Infarction in Older Adults. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2020;35:28–35. doi:10.1007/s11606-019-05155-8.