Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2019 Association Between Executive Dysfunction and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living: Racial and Ethnic Differences Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults in the Southeastern US.Journal of the National Medical Association.  111:320-327. 2019
2019 Ambulation patterns post-discharge in older adults identified as fall risk: A descriptive pilot studyResearch in Gerontological Nursing.  12:113-119. 2019
2019 Determination of the Minimal Important Change in the Life-Space AssessmentJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  67:565-569. 2019
2019 A Surgeon’s Guide to Treating Older Patients With Colorectal CancerCurrent Colorectal Cancer Reports.  15. 2019
2019 Life-Space Predicts Health Care Utilization in Community-Dwelling Older AdultsJournal of Aging and Health.  31:280-292. 2019
2019 A Focus on Patient-Centered Care Required to Address the Trauma of HospitalizationJAMA Internal Medicine.  179:46-47. 2019
2019 Development and evolution of a two-day intensive resident experience in geriatric medicineGerontology and Geriatrics Education2019
2019 Improving Geriatric Care Processes on Two Medical-Surgical Acute Care Units: A Pilot StudyJournal for Healthcare Quality.  41:23-31. 2019
2019 Kilocalorie expenditure and all-cause mortality in older male veterans and nonveteransJournal of Aging and Physical Activity.  27:67-72. 2019
2018 Planning post-discharge destination for gastrointestinal surgery patients: Room for improvement?American Journal of Surgery.  216:912-918. 2018
2018 Cardiovascular safety of lorcaserin in overweight or obese patientsNew England Journal of Medicine.  379:1107-1117. 2018
2018 Self-Report of Aerobic Activity among Older African Americans with Multiple Chronic ConditionsJournal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology.  33:287-298. 2018
2018 Palliative Care and Hospice Interventions in Decompensated Cirrhosis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Rapid Review of LiteratureJournal of Palliative Medicine.  21:1177-1184. 2018
2018 Selecting post-acute care settings after abdominal surgery: Are we getting it right?American Journal of Surgery.  216:260-266. 2018
2018 Trajectories of Community Mobility Recovery After Hospitalization in Older AdultsJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  66:1399-1403. 2018
2018 Human neuromuscular aging: Sex differences revealed at the myocellular levelExperimental Gerontology.  106:116-124. 2018
2018 Utilizing Geriatrics-Focused Web-Based Continuing Education to Reach Practitioners in Rural PracticeTechTrends.  62:286-295. 2018
2018 Factors That Contribute to Recovery of Community Mobility After Hospitalization Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults.Journal of Applied Gerontology.  733464818770788. 2018
2018 Social and Demographic Predictors of Nutritional Risk: Cross-sectional Analyses From the UAB Study of Aging IIFamily and Community Health.  41 Suppl 2 Suppl, Food Insecurity and Obesity:S33-S45. 2018
2018 Associations of Multimorbid Medical Conditions and Health-Related Quality of Life among Older African American MenJournals of Gerontology, Series B.  73:258-266. 2018
2018 Life-space mobility and clinical outcomes in COPDInternational Journal of COPD.  13:2731-2738. 2018
2017 Effects of Calorie Restriction in Obese Older Adults: The CROSSROADS Randomized Controlled TrialJournals of Gerontology, Series A.  73:73-80. 2017
2017 Impact of Driving Cessation on Trajectories of Life-Space Scores Among Community-Dwelling Older AdultsJournal of Applied Gerontology.  36:1433-1452. 2017
2017 Randomized, four-arm, dose-response clinical trial to optimize resistance exercise training for older adults with age-related muscle atrophyExperimental Gerontology.  99:98-109. 2017
2017 Antiinflammatory therapy with canakinumab for atherosclerotic diseaseNew England Journal of Medicine.  377:1119-1131. 2017
2017 Geriatric monitoring units could provide solution to ICU overcrowding and improve survival in older hospitalised patientsEvidence-Based Nursing.  20:93. 2017
2017 Evolocumab and clinical outcomes in patients with cardiovascular diseaseNew England Journal of Medicine.  376:1713-1722. 2017
2017 Life-Space Mobility Change Predicts 6-Month MortalityJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  65:833-838. 2017
2017 ED Utilization and Self-Reported Symptoms in Community-Dwelling Older AdultsJournal of Emergency Nursing.  43:57-69. 2017
2016 Neighborhood Disadvantage and Life-Space Mobility Are Associated with Incident Falls in Community-Dwelling Older AdultsJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  64:2218-2225. 2016
2016 Getting Patients Walking: A Pilot Study of Mobilizing Older Adult Patients via a Nurse-Driven InterventionJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  64:2088-2094. 2016
2016 Impact of Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalization on Mobility Among Community-Dwelling Older AdultsAmerican Journal of Medicine.  129:1124.e9-1124.e15. 2016
2016 Comparison of posthospitalization function and community mobility in hospital mobility program and usual care patients a randomized clinical trialJAMA Internal Medicine.  176:921-927. 2016
2016 Ficolin-2 inhibitors are present in sera after prolonged storage at -80 °CPeerJ.  2016. 2016
2016 Higher risk for incident heart failure and cardiovascular mortality among community-dwelling octogenarians without pneumococcal vaccinationESC Heart Failure.  3:11-17. 2016
2016 Life-Space Assessment composite score rationaleClinical Rehabilitation.  30:95-97. 2016
2015 An examination of lower extremity function and its correlates in older African American and white menEthnicity and Disease.  25:271-278. 2015
2015 The impact of veteran status on life-space mobility among older black and white men in the deep southEthnicity and Disease.  25:255-262. 2015
2015 Advancing Geriatric Education: Development of an Interprofessional Program for Health Care FacultyGerontology and Geriatrics Education.  36:365-383. 2015
2015 Cognitive and physical demands of activities of daily living in older adults: Validation of expert panel ratingsPM&R.  7:727-735. 2015
2015 Discharge hospice referral and lower 30-day all-cause readmission in medicare beneficiaries hospitalized for heart failureCirculation: Heart Failure.  8:733-740. 2015
2015 Impact of gait speed and instrumental activities of daily living on all-cause mortality in adults ≤65 years with heart failureAmerican Journal of Cardiology.  115:797-801. 2015
2015 The Association Between Life-Space and Health Care Utilization in Older Adults with Heart FailureJournals of Gerontology, Series A.  70:1442-1447. 2015
2015 The interprofessional clinical experience: Interprofessional education in the nursing homeJournal of Interprofessional Care.  29:170-172. 2015
2014 Religiosity After a Diagnosis of Cancer Among Older AdultsJournal of Religious Gerontology.  26:357-369. 2014
2014 Calorie Restriction in Overweight Seniors: Response of Older Adults to a Dieting Study: The CROSSROADS Randomized Controlled Clinical TrialJournal of Nutrition for the Elderly.  33:376-400. 2014
2014 Facilitating the use of implicit memory and learning in the physical therapy management of individuals with alzheimer disease: A case seriesJournal Geriatric Physical Therapy.  37:35-44. 2014
2014 Impact of postoperative non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on adverse events after gastrointestinal surgeryBritish Journal of Surgery.  101:1413-1423. 2014
2014 Life-space mobility declines associated with incident falls and fracturesJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  62:919-923. 2014
2014 Locomotor requirements for bipedal locomotion: A delphi surveyPhysical Therapy.  94:52-67. 2014
2013 Prevention of heart failure in older adults may require higher levels of physical activity than needed for other cardiovascular eventsInternational Journal of Cardiology.  168:1905-1909. 2013
2013 Measuring symptoms in community-dwelling older adults: The psychometric properties of a brief symptom screenMedical Care.  51:949-955. 2013
2013 Symptom burden predicts nursing home admissions among older adultsJournal of Pain and Symptom Management.  46:591-597. 2013
2013 Mobility limitation in the older patient: A clinical reviewJournal of the American Medical Association.  310:1168-1177. 2013
2013 Functional status, life-space mobility, and quality of life: A longitudinal mediation analysisQuality of Life Research.  22:1621-1632. 2013
2013 Life-space mobility predicts nursing home admission over 6 yearsJournal of Aging and Health.  25:907-920. 2013
2013 Creation of an interprofessional clinical experience for healthcare professions trainees in a nursing home settingMedical Teacher.  35:544-548. 2013
2013 Effects of an acute care for elders unit on costs and 30-day readmissionsJAMA Internal Medicine.  173:981-987. 2013
2013 Low hemoglobin levels and recurrent falls in U.S. Men and Women: Prospective findings from the REasons for Geographic and racial differences in stroke (REGARDS) cohortAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences.  345:446-454. 2013
2012 Symptom burden predicts hospitalization independent of comorbidity in community-dwelling older adultsJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  60:1632-1637. 2012
2012 Inflammatory biomarkers as predictors of hospitalization and death in community-dwelling older adultsArchives of Gerontology and Geriatrics.  54. 2012
2012 Factors influencing the use of outcome measures in physical therapy practicePhysiotherapy Theory and Practice.  28:119-133. 2012
2012 Factors that differentiate level of ambulation in hospitalised older adultsAge and Ageing.  41:107-111. 2012
2011 Nutritional processes of care for older adults admitted to an oncology-acute care for elders unitCritical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology.  78:73-78. 2011
2011 Undernutrition at Baseline and Health Services Utilization and Mortality Over a 1-Year Period in Older Adults Receiving Medicare Home Health ServicesJournal of the American Medical Directors Association.  12:287-294. 2011
2010 Defining community ambulation from the perspective of the older adultJournal Geriatric Physical Therapy.  33:56-63. 2010
2010 The association of nocturia with incident falls in an elderly community-dwelling cohortInternational Journal of Clinical Practice.  64:577-583. 2010
2010 Undernutrition in hospitalized older adults: Patterns and correlates, outcomes, and opportunities for intervention with a focus on processes of careJournal of Nutrition for the Elderly.  29:4-41. 2010
2009 The underrecognized epidemic of low mobility during hospitalization of older adultsJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  57:1660-1665. 2009
2009 Medicare nonpayment, hospital falls, and unintended consequencesNew England Journal of Medicine.  360:2390-2393. 2009
2009 Polypharmacy in hospitalized older adult cancer patients: Experience from a prospective, observational study of an Oncology-Acute care for elders unitAmerican Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy.  7:151-158. 2009
2009 Trajectories of life-space mobility after hospitalizationAnnals of Internal Medicine.  150:372-378. 2009
2008 Validation of use of wireless monitors to measure levels of mobility during hospitalizationJournal of Rehabilitation Research and Development.  45:551-558. 2008
2008 A survey of fall prevention knowledge and practice patterns in home health physical therapistsJournal Geriatric Physical Therapy.  31:64-68. 2008
2007 Barriers to mobility during hospitalization from the perspectives of older patients and their nurses and physiciansJournal of Hospital Medicine.  2:305-313. 2007
2007 Adherence to exercise scale for older patients (AESOP): A measure for predicting exercise adherence in older adults after discharge from home health physical therapyJournal Geriatric Physical Therapy.  30:69-78. 2007
2007 Systemic inflammatory markers in older persons: The effect of oral nutritional supplementation with prebioticsJournal of Nutrition, Health and Aging.  11:475-479. 2007
2006 Exercise program implementation proves not feasible during acute care hospitalizationJournal of Rehabilitation Research and Development.  43:939-946. 2006
2006 Predictors of regaining ambulatory ability during hospitalization.Journal of Hospital Medicine.  1:277-284. 2006
2005 Assessing mobility in older adults: The UAB Study of Aging Life-Space AssessmentPhysical Therapy.  85:1008-1019. 2005
2005 Changes in physical therapy providers' use of fall prevention strategies following a multicomponent behavioral change interventionPhysical Therapy.  85:394-403. 2005
2005 Dissemination of an evidence-based multicomponent fall risk-assessment and -management strategy throughout a geographic areaJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  53:675-680. 2005
2004 Fall-risk assessment and management in clinical practice: Views from healthcare providersJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  52:1522-1526. 2004
2004 Prevalence and outcomes of low mobility in hospitalized older patientsJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  52:1263-1270. 2004
1998 Physician awareness of alcohol use disorders among older patientsJournal of General Internal Medicine.  13:729-734. 1998

Investigator On

  • Center for Clinical and Translational Science (3 Linked Awards UL1, KL2, TL1)  awarded by National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences/NIH/DHHS 2019 - 2024
  • ACES - ACE Inhibitors Combined with Exercise for Hypertensive Seniors  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2017 - 2022
  • Biology or Management: Understanding Racial Differences in Post Fracture Outcomes  awarded by National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2017 - 2021
  • National Resource Center for High-Impact Clinical Trials in Medical Rehabilitation: Promo/Dissemination Component  awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS 2015 - 2020
  • Rehabilitation Research Resource to Enhance Clinical Trials (REACT)  awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS 2015 - 2020
  • Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study (MOST) Second Renewal - UAB Clinical Center  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2015 - 2020
  • Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility - Older Veterans EmpowerRed to use Regular Exercise (OVERTURE) II  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2020
  • Resveratrol and Exercise to Treat Functional Limitations in Late Life  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2020
  • Speed of Processing Training for Cognitive Deficits After Delirium in Older Adults  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2017 - 2019
  • Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2019
  • Pilot Study of Dissemination and Implementation of a Virtual Acute Care for the Elderly Program on a Gastrointestinal Surgery Unit  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2017 - 2018
  • Calorie Restriction & Body Composition, Function and QoL in Older Adults  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2009 - 2016
  • Mobility Among Older African Americans and Whites  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2010 - 2014
  • Teaching Activities

  • RHB790 - Rehab Sci Research Project (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • RHB790 - Rehab Sci Research Project (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • 28-521 - GERIATRIC MEDICINE ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 28-521 - GERIATRIC MEDICINE ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 28-521 - GERIATRIC MEDICINE ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • 28-521 - GERIATRIC MEDICINE ACTING INTERNSHIP (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • 28-521 - GERIATRIC MEDICINE ACTING INTERNSHIP (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • 28-521 - GERIATRIC MEDICINE ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • STP2032 - REHABILITATION OF THE OLDER ADULT (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • 28-521 - GERIATRIC MEDICINE ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • 28-521 - GERIATRIC MEDICINE ACTING INTERNSHIP (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • STP10408 - THE ART OF MANAGING MULTIPLE PROBLEMS IN OLDER ADULTS (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • STP2032 - REHABILITATION OF THE OLDER ADULT (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • 28-521 - GERIATRIC MEDICINE ACTING INTERNSHIP (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • STP10408 - THE ART OF MANAGING MULTIPLE PROBLEMS IN OLDER ADULTS (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • STP10408 - THE ART OF MANAGING MULTIPLE PROBLEMS IN OLDER ADULTS (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • 10-408 - THE ART OF MANAGING MULTIPLE PROBLEMS IN OLDER ADULTS (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • STP2032 - REHABILITATION OF THE OLDER ADULT (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 10-408 - THE ART OF MANAGING MULTIPLE PROBLEMS IN OLDER ADULTS (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • STP2032 - REHABILITATION OF THE OLDER ADULT (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • STP2032 - REHABILITATION OF THE OLDER ADULT (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • STP2032 - REHABILITATION OF THE OLDER ADULT (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • 10-408 - THE ART OF MANAGING MULTIPLE PROBLEMS IN OLDER ADULTS (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • 10-408 - THE ART OF MANAGING MULTIPLE PROBLEMS IN OLDER ADULTS (Spring Term 2007) 2007
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of North Carolina System : Chapel Hill 1996
  • Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy / Therapist, East Carolina University 1982
  • Yale - New Haven Hospital, Internship 1997
  • Yale - New Haven Hospital, Residency 1999
  • Yale - New Haven Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2003
  • Full Name

  • Cynthia Brown