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Cynthia Melinda Boyd, M.D., M.P.H.

Cynthia Melinda Boyd, M.D., M.P.H.

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  • Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
  • Professor of Medicine
Female

Expertise

Chronic Disease Management, Cognitive Decline in Older Adults, General Internal Medicine, Geriatric Consultation and Preventative Health, Geriatric Medicine, Prevention of Frailty, Primary Care of Older Adults ...read more

Research Interests

Older People; Multiple Chronic Conditions; Functional Recovery; Chronic Disease Care; Quality of Life; Polypharmacy; Deprescribing; Cognitive Decline ...read more

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Outside of Maryland & Washington D.C.

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Locations

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 410-550-0925
5200 Eastern Ave.
The Center for Transformative Geriatric Research, Mason F. Lord Building, Center Tower, Floor 7
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-550-8676 | Fax: 410-550-8701

Background

Dr. Cynthia Boyd is Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Boyd is the Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology. She holds a joint appointment in Health Policy and Management and Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Boyd is a core faculty member at the Center for Transformative Geriatric Research, Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health and the Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care.

A former Robert Wood Johnson Physician Faculty Scholar and a Beeson Scholar, Dr. Boyd is trained in internal medicine, geriatric medicine and epidemiology. Dr. Boyd’s main interests include improving the health and well being of older adults with multiple chronic conditions and their loved ones.

She earned her M.D. from the Duke University School of Medicine and her M.P.H. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed her residency at Johns Hopkins and performed a fellowship in geriatric medicine and gerontology at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Boyd has been recognized with several honors, including the American Geriatric Society’s Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation Award, election to the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and Fellowship in the American College of Physicians and the American Geriatric Society.  Her research has been funded by the NIH, AHRQ, PCORI, and foundations. 

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Titles

  • Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
  • Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes

Education

Degrees

  • MD; Medicine; Duke University School of Medicine (1997)

Residencies

  • Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2000)

Fellowships

  • Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology; Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (2002)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Geriatric Medicine) (2002)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Boyd CM, Darer JD, Boult C, Fried LP, Boult L, Wu AW. Clinical practice guidelines and quality of care for older patients with multiple comorbid diseases: implications for pay for performance. JAMA. 2005 Aug 10;294(6):716-24.

Bennett WL, Robbins CW, Bayliss EA, Wilson R, Tabano H, Boyd CM et al. Engaging stakeholders to inform clinical practice guidelines that address multiple chronic conditions. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Aug;32(8):883-890.

Boyd CM, Leff L, Bellantoni J, Rana N, Wolff JL, Roth DL, Carl K, Sheehan OC. Interactions between physicians and skilled home health care agencies in the certification of Medicare beneficiaries - Plan of care - Results of a nationally representative survey. Ann Intern Med. 2018 May 15;168(10):695-701. doi: 10.7326/M17-2219

Reeve E, Wolff JL, Skehan M, Bayliss EA, Hilmer S, and Boyd CM. Attitudes towards deprescribing: results of a nationally representative sample of older adults in the United States. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Dec 1;178(12):1673-1680

Steinman M, Boyd CM, Schmader K. Expanding evidence for clinical care of older adults: Beyond clinical trial traditions and finding new approaches. JAMA 2021 Aug 10;326(6):475-476. doi: 10.1001/jama.2021.12134

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • U.S. Presidential Scholar, New Jersey, 1988
  • Summer Fellowship, American Heart Association, 1990
  • Albert C. Schweitzer Fellow, North Carolina, 1995 - 1996
  • Pathology Honor Society, Duke University School of Medicine, 1995
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Duke University School of Medicine, 1995
  • Clinical Research Fellow Award, Department of Medicine Annual Retreat, Johns Hopkins University, 2001
  • Presidential Poster Session, Annual Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society, 2001
  • Geriatric Medicine Fellow, John A. Hartford Foundation, 2001 - 2002
  • Presidential Poster Session, Annual Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society, 2002
  • Presidential Poster Award: Clinical Practice Guidelines and Older Adults with Multiple Comorbid Conditions, Models of Geriatric Care, American Geriatric Society, 2003
  • Presidential Poster Session, Annual Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society, 2005
  • Best Epidemiology Paper, Annual Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society, 2005
  • Bayview Scholar, at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Center for Innovative Medicine, 2005
  • Presidential Poster Session, Annual Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society, 2007
  • American Geriatric Society New Investigator Award, Annual Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society, 2007
  • Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation Award, American Geriatric Society, 2010
  • Discovery Fund Synergy Award, Johns Hopkins, 2014
  • Beeson Scholar, American Federation for Aging Research, 2009
  • Robert Wood Johnson Physician Faculty Scholar, 2008
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians, 2014
  • Fellow, American Geriatric Society, 2016
  • Outstanding Committee Service Award for the AGS Research Committee, 2020
  • ASCI, American Society for Clinical Investigation, 2021

Memberships

  • Agency for Health Care Research and Quality: Prevention Quality Indicators Clinical Expert Panel, 2008 - 2009
  • American Geriatrics Society (AGS), 2002 - 2009
    Junior Research Faculty Special Interest Group Steering Committee; Mentoring Program, Co-lead, 2005-2007; Research Committee Annual Meeting, 2005
  • American Geriatrics Society Research Committees Sub Committee on Public Relations and the Foundation for Health in Aging, 2008 - 2009
  • American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, 2011
    The Potential of Linking Quality of Medical Care with Payment Structures in the German and U.S. Health Care Systems
  • Department of Health and Human Services, 2011 - 2012
    Multiple Chronic Conditions Expert Panel
  • National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), 2006
    Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) in COPD Meeting
  • National Institute on Aging, 2012
    Multiple Chronic Conditions Outcome Measures: Strategic Implementation Workgroup
  • National Institute on Aging (NIA), 2004 - 2005
    Comorbidity Task Force
  • National Institute on Aging Meeting on Outcome Measures for Older Persons with Multiple Chronic Conditions, 2011
  • National Quality Forum: Steering Committee, 2011
    Establishing a Measurement Framework for Multiple Chronic Conditions
  • United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Technical Expert Panel, 2011 - 2012
    Methods to Assess Benefits and Harms for Preventative Services in Older Adults
  • VA State of the Art Conference: Managing Complexity in Chronic Care, 2006
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  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Fellow, American Geriatrics Society

Professional Activities

  • Comorbidity Task Force, National Institute on Aging, 2004 - 2005
  • Steering Committee, National Quality Forum, 2011
  • Member, Department of Health and Human Services, Multiple Chronic Conditions Expert Panel, 2011 - 2012
  • Workgroup member, National Institute on Aging, Multiple Chronic Conditions Outcome Measures: Strategic Implementation Workgroup, 2012
  • Co-chair, American Geriatrics Society’s Expert Panel on the Care of Older Adults with Multimorbidity, Chairs: Cynthia Boyd and Matt McNabney, 2012
  • Research Group Facilitator, NIH/PCORI Meeting on Multiple Chronic Conditions in Context, 2013
  • External Advisory Committee member, University of Massachusetts, R24 Advancing Geriatrics Infrastructure and Network Growth, 2014
  • Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee member, American College of Physicians, 2015 - 2017
  • Advisory Committee member, PCORI Project, Consumers United for Evidence-Based HealthCare, By Consumers, for Consumers: Building Capacity and Partnerships to Enhance Patent-centeredness, 2015 - 2018
  • Clinical Guidelines Committee member, Bruyere Research Institute, 2015 - 2017
  • American Geriatrics Society Research Committee Member, 2015
  • Co-Chair, Public Relations Subcommittee of the American Geriatrics Society Research Committee, 2017
  • Committee Member, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on The Health and Medical Dimensions of Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older Adults, 2018 - 2020
  • Vice Chair, American Geriatrics Society Research Committee, 2019 - 2021
  • External Advisory Committee, Older American Independence Center, University of Maryland, 2019
  • Promote Center, Co-Chair, External Advisory Committee, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, 2019
  • Chair, Annual Meeting Subcommittee of the American Geriatrics Society Research Committee, 2020
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