Kenneth M. Langa, M.D., Ph.D.

Kenneth Langa

Professor Internal Medicine, Gerontology, and Health Management and Policy

Research Investigator, Ann Arbor VA HSR&D

Faculty Associate, Institute for Social Research

300 N. Ingalls Bldg, Room 7E01      Vcard icon
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029

Office: (734) 615-8341; Fax: (734) 936-8944


Professional Summary

Dr. Langa is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, a Research Investigator in the Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs HSR&D Center, a Faculty Associate at the Institute for Social Research, and Associate Director of the Institute of Gerontology, at the University of Michigan. He is a Co-Investigator for the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), a National Institute on Aging funded longitudinal study of 20,000 adults in the United States ( ). He is also Lead Investigator for the Aging, Demographics, and Memory Study (ADAMS), a supplemental study to the HRS regarding the risk factors, epidemiology, and outcomes of dementia. He is the recipient of a Career Development Award and R01 grants from the National Institute on Aging, a Paul Beeson Physician Faculty Scholars in Aging Research Award, and a New Investigator Award from the Alzheimer's Association. In 2007, Dr. Langa was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Institute of Public Health at Cambridge University in Cambridge, England.


MD, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, 1994
PhD, Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago, 1992
BA, Sociology, Amherst College, 1985

Research Interests & Projects

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.

Selected Publications

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Llewellyn, D., Lang, I., Huppert, F., Melzer, D., Xie, J., Langa, K.M. (2008). Framingham Stroke Risk Profile and cognitive function: A population-based study BMC Neurology, 8:12

Langa, K.M., Larson, E., Karlawish, J., Cutler, D., Kabeto, M., Kim, S., Rosen, A. (2008). Trends in the prevalence and mortality of cognitive impairment in the United States: Is there evidence of a compression of cognitive morbidity? Alzheimer's & Dementia, 4(2), 134-144.

Plassman, B., Langa, K.M., Fisher, G., et al. (2008). Prevalence of cognitive impairment without dementia in the United States. Internal Medicine, 148(6), 427-434.

Plassman, B., Langa, K.M., Fisher, G., et al. (2007). Prevalence of dementia in the United States: The Aging, Demographics, and Memory Study Neuroepidemiology, 29, 125-132.

Cigolle, C., Langa, K.M., Kabeto, M., Blaum, C. (2007). Geriatric conditions and disability: The Health and Retirement Study Annals of Internal Medicine, 147(3), 156-164.

Professional Affiliations

American College of Physicians
Association for Health Services Research
Gerontological Society of America
Society of General Internal Medicine
Society for Medical Decision Making
American Geriatrics Society