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.




“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.