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
Wei MY, Levine DA, Zahodne LB, Kabeto MU, Langa KM. Multimorbidity and cognitive decline over 14 years in older Americans. Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences & Medical Sciences. Forthcoming. doi:10.1093/gerona/glz147.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31173065?dopt=Abstract
Prescott HC, Sjoding MW, Langa KM, Iwashyna TJ, McAuley DF. Late mortality after acute hypoxic respiratory failure. Thorax. Forthcoming. doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2017-210109.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28780503?dopt=Abstract
Liu H, Zhang Z, Choi S-W, Langa KM. Marital status and dementia: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study. Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. Forthcoming. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbz087.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31251349?dopt=Abstract