Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2020 Mobility Action Group: Using Quality Improvement Methods to Create a Culture of Hospital MobilityJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  68:2373-2381. 2020
2020 Neighborhood disadvantage is associated with depressive symptoms but not depression diagnosis in older adultsInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  17:1-10. 2020
2020 Racial Disparities Exist in Outcomes After Major Fragility FracturesJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  68:1803-1810. 2020
2020 End-of-Life Spending and Healthcare Utilization Among Older Adults with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseAmerican Journal of Medicine.  133:817-824.e1. 2020
2020 Association of peripheral artery disease with life-space mobility restriction and mortality in community-dwelling older adultsJournal of Vascular Surgery.  71:2098-2106.e1. 2020
2020 A Qualitative Study of Pulmonary and Palliative Care Clinician Perspectives on Early Palliative Care in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseJournal of Palliative Medicine.  23:513-526. 2020
2020 Factors That Contribute to Recovery of Community Mobility After Hospitalization Among Community-Dwelling Older AdultsJournal of Applied Gerontology.  39:435-441. 2020
2020 Prevalence of Hospital-Associated Disability in Older Adults: A Meta-analysis 2020
2020 After Three Decades of Study, Hospital-Associated Disability Remains a Common ProblemJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  68:465-466. 2020
2020 Older adults experiences with ambulation during a hospital stay: A qualitative studyGeriatric Nursing2020
2020 Succeeding in Aging Research During the Pandemic: Strategies for Fellows and Junior FacultyJournal of the American Geriatrics Society2020
2020 Using local rather than general anesthesia for inguinal hernia repair is associated with shorter operative time and enhanced postoperative recovery 2020
2019 A Danish version of the life-space assessment (LSA-DK)-translation, content validity and cultural adaptation using cognitive interviewing in older mobility limited adultsBMC Geriatrics.  19. 2019
2019 A formative evaluation of patient and family caregiver perspectives on early palliative care in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease across disease severityAnnals of the American Thoracic Society.  16:1024-1033. 2019
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? 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? 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 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 Men 2018
2018 Life-space mobility and clinical outcomes in COPD 2018
2017 Effects of Calorie Restriction in Obese Older Adults: The CROSSROADS Randomized Controlled Trial 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 Geriatric monitoring units could provide solution to ICU overcrowding and improve survival in older hospitalised patientsEvidence-Based Nursing.  20:93. 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 ratings 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 Failure 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 Adults 2014
2014 Calorie Restriction in Overweight Seniors: Response of Older Adults to a Dieting Study: The CROSSROADS Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial 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 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 review 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 practice 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 unit 2011
2011 Undernutrition at Baseline and Health Services Utilization and Mortality Over a 1-Year Period in Older Adults Receiving Medicare Home Health Services 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 care 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 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
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
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
  • UAB Alzheimer's Disease Research Center  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2020 - 2023
  • 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
  • Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study (MOST) Second Renewal - UAB Clinical Center  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2015 - 2021
  • Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2021
  • 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 - 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
  • 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
  • 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