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Cynthia Brown, M.D.

Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care

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Director, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care


Among Brown's areas of expertise are:

Brown’s research to improve mobility in hospitalized elders has won national acclaim, including the 2013 Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation Award from the American Geriatrics Society.

A recent study of hers published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that patients who participated in the mobility program were able to maintain their pre-hospitalization community mobility status — their ability to get around in their community — in the month following discharge from the hospital. Those who received the usual care had a clinically significant decline in their community mobility in the month following departure from the hospital.

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