Cynthia M. Boyd, MD
Core Faculty, Center on Aging and Health
School of Medicine (Primary)
Health Policy and Management (Joint)
Center & Institute Affiliation(s):
Mason F. Lord Building, 7th Floor, Center Tower
5200 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore , Maryland 21224
MD , Duke University School of Medicine , 1997
MPH , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , 1996
Dr. Boyd is an Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, and is a core faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health and the Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care. Dr. Boyd is jointly appointed in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Dr. Boyd is a Robert Wood Johnson Physician Faculty Scholar. She is trained in internal medicine, geriatric medicine and epidemiology. Dr. Boyd’s main interests include the clinical care of comorbid chronically ill and frail older adults both chronically and during acute illness such as hospitalization. Current projects include 1) Treatment Burden Among Older adults with Multimorbidity, 2) Treatment Burden Among Older Adults with Diabetes and Multimorbidity, 3) The Importance of Competing Risks in Decision-Making for the elderly, and 4) The effects of Guided Care on Quality of Care, 5) Imporving Clinical Pratice Guidelines for the elderly.
Honors and Awards
2010 American Geriatrics Society Oustanding Achievement in Clinical Investigation Award 2009 Beeson Scholar 2008 Robert Wood Johnson Physician Faculty Scholar 2007 Presidential Poster Session, Annual Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society 2007 American Geriatric Society New Investigator Award, Annual Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society 2005 Presidential Poster Session, Annual Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society 2005 Best Epidemiology Paper, Annual Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society 2003 Presidential Poster Award: Clinical Practice Guidelines and Older Adults with Multiple Comorbid Conditions, Models of Geriatric Care, American Geriatric Society 2002 Presidential Poster Session, Annual Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society 2001-2002 Geriatric Medicine Fellow, John A. Hartford Foundation 2001 Clinical Research Fellow Award, Department of Medicine Annual Retreat, Johns Hopkins University 2001 Presidential Poster Session, Annual Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society 1995-1996 Albert C. Schweitzer Fellow, North Carolina 1995 Pathology Honor Society, Duke University School of Medicine 1995 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Duke University School of Medicine 1990 Summer Fellowship, American Heart Association 1988 U.S. Presidential Scholar, New Jersey
older people, comorbidity, hospitalization, disability, functional recovery, chronic disease care, quality of life, guidelines
Varadhan R, Weiss C, Segal JB, Wu AW, Scharfstein D, Boyd CM. Evaluating Health Outcomes in the Presence of Competing Risks: A Review of Statistical Methods and Clinical Applications. Medical Care. 2010 Jun;48(6 Suppl):S96-105
Wolff J, Rand-Giovannetti E, Boyd CM, Reider L, Palmer S, Scharfstein D, Marsteller J, Wegener S, Frey K, Leff B, Frick K, Boult C. Effects of Guided Care on Family Caregivers. The Gerontologist 2010 Aug;50(4):459-70. [Epub 2009 Aug 26.]
Boyd CM, Reider L, Frey K, Scharfstein D, Leff B, Wolff J, Groves C, Karm L, Wegener S, Marsteller J, Boult C. The Effects of Guided Care on the Perceived Quality of Health Care for Multi-morbid Older Persons: 18 month Outcomes from A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of General Internal Medicine. March 2010. 25(3):235-42
Blaum CS, Cigolle CT, Boyd CM, Wolff JL, Tian Z, Langa K, and Weir DR. Clinical Complexity in Middle Aged and Older Adults with Diabetes: The Health and Retirement Study. Medical Care 2010 Apr;48(4):327-34.
Marsteller J, Hsu Y, Reider L, Frey K, Wolff J, Boyd CM, Leff B, Scharfstein DI, Boult C. Physician Satisfaction with Chronic Care Processes: A Cluster-Randomized Trial of Guided Care. Annals of Family Medicine. 2010 Jul-Aug;8(4):308-15.