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Cynthia S. Rand, Ph.D.

Cynthia S. Rand, Ph.D.

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  • Senior Associate Dean for Faculty, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Professor of Medicine

Research Interests

Healthcare disparities; Outcomes and quality of life; Asthma and COPD therapy adherence more


Dr. Cynthia Rand is a Professor of Medicine in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Department. She studies health care disparities, asthma and COPD therapy adherence and outcomes and quality of life.

Dr. Rand holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a PhD from Johns Hopkins University. She completed a fellowship at Johns Hopkins before joining the faculty in 1985. She is a member of the American Thoracic Society, the European Thoracic Society and the Maryland Thoracic Society. Her work has been recognized with a Department of Medicine David M. Levine Excellence in Mentoring Award in 2002, a Johns Hopkins Women’s Network Leadership Award in 2003, a Department of Medicine Women’s Task Force Leadership in Academic Medicine Award in 2004, an American Thoracic Society Behavioral Science Assembly Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 and a Johns Hopkins Bayview Center for Innovative Medicine Bayview Scholar award in 2007. more


  • Senior Associate Dean for Faculty, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Joint Appointment in Pediatrics
  • Joint Appointment in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Departments / Divisions

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Rand is a health psychologist and behavioral researcher.  Her primary appointment is in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, with joint appointments in Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Public Health. Dr. Rand is an expert in the area of adherence with chronic therapies, with additional research expertise in health disparities, asthma self-management interventions and psychosocial factors associated with pediatric and adult disease self-management. She is the founder and inaugural Director of the Johns Hopkins Adherence Research Center, a core facility that utilizes state-of-the-art measurement strategies for the assessment and promotion of pediatric and adult adherence with therapy in both NIH and industry-sponsored studies.


Lab Website: Cynthia Rand Lab

Contact for Research Inquiries

Phone: 410-550-2516
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