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Aisha Langford

Aisha Langford, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health

Health Communication, Decision Making, Chronic Disease, Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2, Neoplasms, Life Style, Healthy Lifestyle, Risk Reduction Behavior, Telemedicine, Clinical Trials as Topic, Patient Participation, Cardiovascular Diseases, Noncommunicable Diseases
Personal Statement

As an assistant professor in NYU’s School of Medicine, Department of Population Health, I study how health communication can improve individual decision making and reduce population health disparities for conditions or behaviors that lead to preventable mortality and morbidity. I received my BA in English from the University of Virginia, MPH in Behavioral Science from Saint Louis University, and PhD in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan. 

Historically, I have done work in cancer prevention and clinical trial participation in community-based settings. My research has expanded to include cardiovascular disease broadly, with a particular interest in hypertension-related decision making. In August 2018, I received a 5-year career development award from the NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to explore patient and clinician preferences for hypertension management. Prior to receiving my career development award, I obtained a 2-year diversity supplement from the NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) to explore study teams’ awareness and use of recruitment support tools. 

I serve as co-director of the NYU Clinical and Translational Science Institute's (CTSI) Recruitment and Retention Unit (RRU). In this role, I provide consultations to study teams on ways to enhance recruitment and retention across various clinical trials. My efforts with the CTSI RRU build upon my dissertation research, which focused on minority enrollment in clinical trials. A notable finding from my dissertation research was that minorities are willing to participate in clinical trials and to join a university-based registry when eligible and explicitly invited.

I am an active member of the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM) and the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM). For SMDM, I serve on the nominations committee. For SBM, I serve as chair of the Health Decision Making special interest group. I also serve as an associate editor for Clinical Trials: The Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials. 



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Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health

PhD from University of Michigan

MPH from Saint Louis University

Hubbard, Demetria; Colantonio, Lisandro D; Tanner, Rikki M; Carson, April P; Sakhuja, Swati; Jaeger, Byron C; Carey, Robert M; Cohen, Laura P; Shimbo, Daichi; Butler, Mark; Bertoni, Alain G; Langford, Aisha T; Booth, John N; Kalinowski, Jolaade; Muntner, Paul

Diabetes care. 2019 Dec; 42(12):2322-2329

Spruill, Tanya M; Butler, Mark J; Thomas, S Justin; Tajeu, Gabriel S; Kalinowski, Jolaade; Castañeda, Sheila F; Langford, Aisha T; Abdalla, Marwah; Blackshear, Chad; Allison, Matthew; Ogedegbe, Gbenga; Sims, Mario; Shimbo, Daichi

Journal of the American Heart Association. 2019 Nov 05; 8(21):e012139

Gerido, Lynette Hammond; Tang, Xiang; Ernst, Brittany; Langford, Aisha; He, Zhe

Journal of medical Internet research. 2019 Oct 29; 21(10):e15035

Langford, Aisha T; Roberts, Timothy; Gupta, Jaytin; Orellana, Kerli T; Loeb, Stacy

European urology focus. 2019 Sep 30;

Scott, Ebony; McComb, Bryan; Trachtman, Howard; Mannon, Lois; Rosenfeld, Peri; Thornton, Rachel; Bougrab, Nassira; Sherman, Scott; Langford, Aisha

Contemporary clinical trials communications. 2019 Sep; 15:100424

Rogers, Erin; Aidasani, Sneha R; Friedes, Rebecca; Hu, Lu; Langford, Aisha T; Moloney, Dana N; Orzeck-Byrnes, Natasha; Sevick, Mary Ann; Levy, Natalie

JMIR mHealth & uHealth. 2019 Jul 31; 7(7):e13906

Sepucha, Karen R; Langford, Aisha T; Belkora, Jeffrey K; Chang, Yuchiao; Moy, Beverly; Partridge, Ann H; Lee, Clara N

Medical decision making. 2019 Jul 29; 272989X19862545