Joseph Ladapo, MD, PhD

Joseph A. Ladapo, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor-in-Residence at the David Geffen School of Medicine whose primary research interests include assessing the cost-effectiveness of diagnostic and therapeutic technologies and reducing the population burden of cardiovascular disease. Previously, he served as a faculty member in the Department of Population Health at NYU School of Medicine and as a Staff Fellow at the Food and Drug Administration. His national honors include the Daniel Ford Award for health services and outcomes research, and he was also a regular columnist for the Harvard Focus during medical school and residency.

COHORT

2018-19

Project

“Social Engagement Strategies to Improve Medication Adherence Among Older Adults in Los Angeles County Participating in MyMeds.” Dr. Ladapo’s project examines the effects of a social network-based intervention on medication adherence among medically complex adults targeted by the MyMeds (Managing Your Medication for Education and Daily Support) program. Social networks are cost-free and comprise significant social relationships and interactions that influence behavior and conversely are influenced by a person’s behavior. These interactions, which are often substantial in quantity, could be designed to beneficially influence a patient’s ability to create and sustain healthy behavior change.