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. 

In-Person Events

LeadingAge Annual Meeting & Expo
  • October 27-30, 2019
  • San Diego, CA

Virtual Events

Tooling Up for Cognitive Care: How Families, Volunteers and Care Staff Can Use Cognitive Care Technologies to Improve Home Visits and Day Activities

  • June 25 | 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Hosted by Mentia

Measuring Quality to Improve Quality: Strengths and Challenges of Clinical Quality Measurement

  • June 25 | 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Hosted by CMS

Measuring Up: New Palliative Care Measures Project

  • June 26 | 11:00 a.m. ET
  • Hosted by National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care

Identifying Solutions and Generating Results: A Look Behind & Ahead at Health Care Quality Improvement

  • June 26 | 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Hosted by TMF Health Quality Innovation Network

Onboarding: It’s More Than Just a Checklist

  • June 26 | 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Hosted by MedBridge