Joseph Ladapo, MD, PhD

Joseph Ladapo, MD, PhD,

Professor

Department: Department of Internal Medicine
Business Phone: (352) 265-0651
Business Email: joseph.ladapo@ufl.edu

About Joseph Ladapo, MD, PhD

Joseph A. Ladapo, MD, PhD is Professor of Medicine at the University of Florida and serves as State Surgeon General of Florida. His research examines behavioral economic strategies to reduce cardiovascular risk in low-income and disadvantaged populations. Clinically, he has cared primarily for hospitalized patients. His research program has been supported by the National Institutes of Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and includes clinical trials of interventions for weight loss, smoking cessation, and cardiovascular disease prevention among people with HIV. Dr. Ladapo’s studies have been published in leading medical journals, including The Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and Annals of Internal Medicine. His writings about health policy and public health have appeared in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. Prior to joining the faculty of University of Florida, he was a tenured Associate Professor at David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Dr. Ladapo graduated from Wake Forest University and received his medical degree from Harvard and PhD in Health Policy from Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He completed his clinical training in internal medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he received the Harvard Medical School Class of 2012 Resident Teaching Award and the Daniel E. Ford Award in Health Services and Outcomes Research from John Hopkins University.

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    American Board Of Internal Medicine

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-8518-4800

Publications

2024
Cost-effectiveness of goal-directed and outcome-based financial incentives for weight loss in low-income populations: the FIReWoRk randomized clinical trial
International Journal of Obesity. 48(2):231-239 [DOI] 10.1038/s41366-023-01404-3.
2023
Effectiveness of Goal-Directed and Outcome-Based Financial Incentives for Weight Loss in Primary Care Patients With Obesity Living in Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Neighborhoods: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
JAMA internal medicine. 183(1):61-69 [DOI] 10.1001/jamainternmed.2022.5618. [PMID] 36469353.
2022
Misperceptions of COVID-19 illness risk and preferences for business and school closures in the United States.
Preventive medicine reports. 27 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pmedr.2022.101780. [PMID] 35342689.
2022
The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Disparities Elimination through Coordinated Interventions to Prevent and Control Heart and Lung Disease Alliance.
Health services research. 57 Suppl 1(Suppl 1):20-31 [DOI] 10.1111/1475-6773.13983. [PMID] 35383917.
2022
US emergency care patterns among nurse practitioners and physician assistants compared with physicians: a cross-sectional analysis
BMJ Open. 12(4) [DOI] 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-055138. [PMID] 35443951.
2021
Association of COVID-19 Risk Misperceptions With Household Isolation in the United States: Survey Study
JMIR Formative Research. 5(8) [DOI] 10.2196/30164. [PMID] 34253507.
2021
Protocol for pragmatic randomised trial: integrating electronic health record-based behavioural economic ‘nudges’ into the electronic health record to reduce preoperative testing for patients undergoing cataract surgery
BMJ Open. 11(11) [DOI] 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-049568. [PMID] 34732478.
2021
Revisiting COVID-19 policies: 10 evidence-based recommendations for where to go from here
BMC Public Health. 21(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s12889-021-12082-z. [PMID] 34774012.
2020
Differences in Cardiovascular Care Between Adults With and Without Opioid Prescriptions in the United States
Journal of the American Heart Association. 9(11) [DOI] 10.1161/jaha.120.015961.
2020
Financial Incentives for Smoking Cessation in Hospitalized Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial
The American Journal of Medicine. 133(6):741-749 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjmed.2019.12.025. [PMID] 31982494.
2018
Financial IncEntives for Smoking TreAtment: protocol of the FIESTA trial and FIESTA Oral Microbiome Substudy
Trials. 19(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s13063-018-3003-y. [PMID] 30463608.
2016
The Impact of an Online Crowdsourcing Diagnostic Tool on Health Care Utilization: A Case Study Using a Novel Approach to Retrospective Claims Analysis
Journal of Medical Internet Research. 18(6) [DOI] 10.2196/jmir.5644. [PMID] 27251384.

Grants

Jan 2023 – Dec 2023
Financial incentive strategies for smoking cessation in high-risk, hospitalized patients.
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES via NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA
Sep 2021 ACTIVE
Ladapo Surgeon General-Fl Dept of Hlth CO104
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH

Education

M.D.
2008 · HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL
Ph.D.
2008 · HARVARD UNIVERSITY
B.A.
2000 · WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 265-0651
Emails:
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 103204
GAINESVILLE FL 32610