Cynthia M. Boyd, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
Core Faculty, Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health and the Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health
Dr. Boyd is an internationally acknowledged expert on older adults with multiple chronic conditions and approaches to care that are patient-centered and evidence-based for this population. Dr. Boyd’s research employs multiple approaches to improve the care of older adults with multiple chronic conditions, including both observational and interventional studies. Difficulty with health care management tasks among patients and their family members plays and important role in adherence and clinical decision-making. Primary-care and home-based interventions are an important setting and approach for testing interventions to improve access to care, quality of care, functional outcomes, and Dr. Boyd has conducted such work with colleagues from different types of health systems and home health care agencies. Dr. Boyd has studied communication regarding older adults open to skilled home health care between primary care and skilled home health care.