We are excited to announce that Dr. Cynthia Boyd will assume the role of director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology. She has graciously served as interim director since July 2020 following Dr. Chris Durso’s move to director of the Department of Medicine at JHBMC.
Dr. Boyd has led the division with distinction over the past year, and was the natural choice for the next director. She is a professor of medicine with a joint appointment in epidemiology and health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is a core faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Center for Transformative Geriatric Research, the Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health and the Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care.
Dr. Boyd earned a master in public health in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and came to Hopkins to complete her internal medicine residency and a fellowship in geriatric medicine and gerontology. Her research career has focused on the optimal management of people with multiple chronic conditions. Her current work considers evaluating innovative clinical programs for older adults that support development of an effective age friendly health system. She also co-leads the National Institutes on Aging-funded U.S. Deprescribing Research Network, formed to foster innovative, rigorous research on deprescribing. She has been recognized with several honors, including the Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation Award from the American Geriatric Society in 2010, and a Discovery Fund for Synergy and Innovation Award from Johns Hopkins in 2014. Earlier this year, she was inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation.
We’d like to thank Dr. Boyd for leading the division during this transition, and for her continued leadership and dedication to the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology.