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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 co-direct of the NYU Clinical and Translational Science Institute's (CTSI) Recruitment and Retention Core (RRC). 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 RRC 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), Academy of Communication in Healthcare (ACH), and the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM). For SMDM, I serve as the deputy editor for the Society's newsletter. I also serve as an associate editor for two journals: Patient Education and Counseling and Clinical Trials.



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PhD from University of Michigan

MPH from Saint Louis University

Langford, Aisha T; Maayan, Eli; Lad, Meeki; Orellana, Kerli; Buderer, Nancy

Patient education & counseling. 2021 Jun; 104(6):1317-1320

Muscat, Danielle M; Smith, Jenna; Mac, Olivia; Cadet, Tamara; Giguere, Anik; Housten, Ashley J; Langford, Aisha T; Smith, Sian; Durand, Marie-Anne; McCaffery, Kirsten

Medical decision making. 2021 May 29; 272989X211011101

Langford, Aisha T; Kang, Stella K; Braithwaite, R Scott

American journal of managed care. 2021 05 01; 27(5):e141-e144

Zhang, Yiyi; Schwartz, Joseph E; Jaeger, Byron C; An, Jaejin; Bellows, Brandon K; Clark, Donald; Langford, Aisha T; Kalinowski, Jolaade; Ogedegbe, Olugbenga; Carr, John Jeffrey; Terry, James G; Min, Yuan-I; Reynolds, Kristi; Shimbo, Daichi; Moran, Andrew E; Muntner, Paul

Hypertension. 2021 Apr 26; HYPERTENSIONAHA12117064

Joseph-Williams, Natalie; Abhyankar, Purva; Boland, Laura; Bravo, Paulina; Brenner, Alison T; Brodney, Suzanne; Coulter, Angela; Giguere, Anik; Hoffman, Aubri; Körner, Mirjam; Langford, Aisha; Légaré, France; Matlock, Daniel; Moumjid, Nora; Munro, Sarah; Dahl Steffensen, Karina; Stirling, Christine; van der Weijden, Trudy

Medical decision making. 2020 Dec 15; 272989X20978208

Langford, Aisha T

Journal of health communication. 2020 10 02; 25(10):780-789

Langford, Aisha T; Akinyelure, Oluwasegun P; Moore, Tony L; Howard, George; Min, Yuan-I; Hillegass, William B; Bress, Adam P; Tajeu, Gabriel S; Butler, Mark; Jaeger, Byron C; Yano, Yuichiro; Shimbo, Daichi; Ogedegbe, Gbenga; Calhoun, David; Booth, John N; Muntner, Paul

Hypertension. 2020 Sep 14; HYPERTENSIONAHA12014836