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Aisha T. Langford, PhD, MPH

Aisha T. Langford, PhD, MPH

Aisha T. Langford, PhD, MPH, is a freelance writer, speaker and academic researcher. She holds an appointment with the NYU School of Medicine as an assistant professor. Her research focuses on how health communication can improve individual medical decision making and reduce population health disparities in the context of clinical trial participation and chronic disease prevention. Dr. Langford holds a BA in English from the University of Virginia, an MPH in behavioral science and epidemiology from Saint Louis University School of Public Health, and a Ph.D. in health behavior and health education from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. 

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Myocardial inflammation/fibrosis has been identified in a study of rheumatoid arthritis patients with no known history of heart disease.

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Pre-surgical widespread body pain is associated with persistent pain in patients following total knee arthroplasty at 12 months post-surgery, researchers report.

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Researchers writing in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases say they have identified a link between juvenile idiopathic arthritis and adult rheumatoid arthritis.


Genetic risk factors for systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis are uniquely different from other types of juvenile idiopathic arthritis, a study shows.

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