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Cynthia J. Brown, MD, MSPH

Cynthia J. Brown, MD, MSPH

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Department of Medicine

1542 Tulane Avenue, Room 419
New Orleans, LA 70112

Phone: 504-568-4618

Assistant: Melody Jackson
Phone: (504) 568-5722

Member Since: 2009

Member Status: Fellow


Hospital Medical Director, University Medical Center, New Orleans



Clinical Interest(s)

Fall Prevention

Research Interest(s)

  • Hospital Mobility in Older Adults
  • Community Mobility Among Older Adults

Current / Former SSCI Roles


About Cynthia J. Brown, MD, MSPH

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. In 2006, she completed a MSPH in Health Behaviors at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She was on faculty at UAB from 2003 - 2021. At UAB she served as the Division Director for Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care and as Vice-Chair of Faculty and Staff Development and finally as an Executive Vice-Chair. In May 2021, Dr. Brown became Chair of the Department of Medicine at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and holds the Charles V. Sanders, MD Endowed Chair in Medicine. Dr. Brown’s research interests combine the issues of low mobility and falls in the older adult. She has won numerous awards including the 2015 American Geriatrics Society Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation Award and the 2020 Gerontological Society of America Joseph T. Freeman award for this research.


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