Christopher A. Langston, PhD
Aging in New York Fund
Christopher A. Langston, PhD, is an executive, health services researcher, and national leader in philanthropy with 20 years of experience in transforming care to improve outcomes and value for older Americans. In 2016 he joined the Aging in New York Fund as Vice President of HealthCare Services, working to advance the integration of healthcare and social services in partnership with New York City’s Department for the Aging.
Previously, while at the Atlantic Philanthropies and The John A. Hartford Foundation, Dr. Langston catalyzed national efforts to bridge social services and healthcare for older adults. Key projects include early support for the National Council on Aging to develop and spread evidence-based health models, capacity building for the Alliance for Children and Families to strengthen aging services, and partnerships with the HHS Administration on Aging and National Association of Area Agencies on Aging to spread effective partnerships between social services and health care. In his work he has championed a broad bio-psycho-social perspective to promote healthy aging. He served five years on the board of directors of Grantmakers in Aging, the nation’s largest affinity association of funders in the broad field of aging, including three years as its board chair.
Dr. Langston earned his PhD in Psychology from the University of Michigan, taught at Purdue University’s Department of Psychological Sciences, and was a post-doctoral fellow in late-life mental and physical health co-morbidities at the University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Geriatric Center’s Polisher Research Center.