Cynthia Brown, MD, Geriatrics, Birmingham, AL, Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center

CynthiaJBrownMD, MSPH, FACP

Geriatrics Birmingham, AL

Professor, Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine

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Summary

  • Dr. Cynthia J. Brown completed an undergraduate degree in physical therapy from East Carolina University and a MD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At Yale University, Dr. Brown completed residency training in internal medicine, which included a Chief Resident year, and a three-year Geriatric Medicine fellowship. She has been on faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham since 2003 and received a Master of Science in Public Health in Health Behaviors from UAB in 2006. Dr. Brown was named the Director of the Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, and the Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging in 2014 and holds the rank of Professor. In 2018, she was named Department of Medicine Vice-Chair for Faculty and Staff Development. Dr. Brown’s research interests combine the issues of low mobility and falls in the older adult. Her mobility work has been presented at national meetings and she has won numerous awards including the 2013 AGS Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation Award for this research.

Education & Training

  • University of Alabama at BirminghamMSPH, Health Behaviors, Delta Omega National Public Health Honor Society (4.0 GPA), 2004 - 2006
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital
    Yale-New Haven HospitalFellowship, Geriatric Medicine, 2000 - 2003
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital
    Yale-New Haven HospitalResidency, Internal Medicine, 1996 - 2000
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of MedicineClass of 1996

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2013 - 2019
  • AL State Medical License
    AL State Medical License 2003 - 2021
  • CT State Medical License
    CT State Medical License 1999 - 2003
  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License 1982 - 2004
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Geriatric Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Joseph T. Freeman Award Gerontological Society of America, 2020
  • Graduate School Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentorship University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2017
  • Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation Award American Geriatrics Society, 2013
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Press Mentions

  • UAB Faculty Chosen as Clinician of the Year by American Geriatrics Society
    UAB Faculty Chosen as Clinician of the Year by American Geriatrics SocietyApril 19th, 2019
  • For Elder Health, Trips to the ER Are Often A Tipping Point
    For Elder Health, Trips to the ER Are Often A Tipping PointJanuary 11th, 2018
  • Pushing Elderly Patients to Keep Moving
    Pushing Elderly Patients to Keep MovingAugust 6th, 2016
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