Cynthia Melinda Boyd, MD, MPH
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Elected 2021

Dr. Boyd is Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She holds a joint appointment in Health Policy and Management and Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Boyd is a core faculty member at the Center for Transformative Geriatric Research, Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health and the Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care.

A former Robert Wood Johnson Physician Faculty Scholar, Dr. Boyd is trained in internal medicine, geriatric medicine and epidemiology. Dr. Boyd’s main interests include improving the health and well being of older adults with multiple chronic conditions and their loved ones.

She earned her M.D. from the Duke University School of Medicine and her M.P.H. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed her residency at Johns Hopkins and performed a fellowship in geriatric medicine and gerontology at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Boyd has been recognized with several honors, including the American Geriatric Society’s Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation Award, and Fellowship in the American College of Physicians and the American Geriatric Society. Her research has been funded by the NIH, AHRQ, PCORI, and foundations.