Cynthia J. Brown, MD, MSPH, is the Emmett G. and Beverly S. Parrish endowed Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care at UAB. Dr. 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 in the Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care at UAB since 2003 and completed her MSPH in Health Behaviors at UAB in 2006. She was named Director of the Division as well as the Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging in 2014.