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Cynthia S. Rand, Ph.D.

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  • Professor of Medicine

Research Interests

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


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


  • Professor of Medicine
  • Joint Appointment in Pediatrics
  • Joint Appointment in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Departments / Divisions

Research & Publications

Lab Website: Cynthia Rand Lab

Selected Publications

View all on Pubmed

  1. Okelo SO, Riekert KA, Eakin MN, Bilderback AL, Diette GB, Rand CS, Yenokyan G. Pediatrician qualifications and asthma management behaviors and their association with patient race/ethnicity. J Asthma. 2013 Dec 6. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24256071
  2. Okelo SO, Eakin MN, Patino CM, Teodoro AP, Bilderback AL, Thompson DA, Loiaza-Martinez A, Rand CS, Thyne S, Diette GB, Riekert KA. The Pediatric Asthma Control and Communication Instrument asthma questionnaire: for use in diverse children of all ages. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013 Jul;132(1):55-62. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2013.01.007. Epub 2013 Feb 21. PMID: 23434285
  3. Ahmedani BK, Peterson EL, Wells KE, Rand CS, Williams LK. Asthma medication adherence: the role of God and other health locus of control factors. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2013 Feb;110(2):75-9.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2012.11.006. Epub 2012 Dec 7. PMID: 23352524
  4. Daugherty EL, Paine LA, Maragakis LL, Sexton JB, Rand CS. Safety culture and hand hygiene: linking attitudes to behavior. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 Dec;33(12):1280-2. doi: 10.1086/668432. Epub 2012 Oct 29. No abstract available. PMID: 23143375
  5. Eakin MN, Rand CS. Improving patient adherence with asthma self-management practices: what works? Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2012 Aug;109(2):90-2. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2012.06.009. No abstract available. PMID: 22840247
  6. Foster JM, Smith L, Usherwood T, Sawyer SM, Rand CS, Reddel HK. The reliability and patient acceptability of the SmartTrack device: a new electronic monitor and reminder device for metered dose inhalers. J Asthma. 2012 Aug;49(6):657-62. doi: 10.3109/02770903.2012.684253. Epub 2012 Jun 28. PMID: 22741746
  7. Wilson SR, Rand CS, Cabana MD, Foggs MB, Halterman JS, Olson L, Vollmer WM, Wright RJ, Taggart V. Asthma outcomes: quality of life. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012 Mar;129(3 Suppl):S88-123. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2011.12.988. Review. PMID: 22386511
  8. Rand CS, Wright RJ, Cabana MD, Foggs MB, Halterman JS, Olson L, Vollmer WM, Wilson SR, Taggart V. Mediators of asthma outcomes. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012 Mar;129(3 Suppl):S136-41. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2011.12.987. Review. PMID: 22386506
  9. Krishnan JA, Bender BG, Wamboldt FS, Szefler SJ, Adkinson NF Jr, Zeiger RS, Wise RA, Bilderback AL, Rand CS; Adherence Ancillary Study Group. Adherence to inhaled corticosteroids: an ancillary study of the Childhood Asthma Management Program clinical trial. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012 Jan;129(1):112-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2011.10.030. Epub 2011 Nov 21. PMID: 22104610
  10. Eakin MN, Rand CS, Bilderback A, Bollinger ME, Butz A, Kandasamy V, Riekert KA. Asthma in Head Start children: effects of the Breathmobile program and family communication on asthma outcomes. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012 Mar;129(3):664-70. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2011.10.013. Epub 2011 Nov 21. PMID: 22104603

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