Moving Us Closer To Osler
A Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence Initiative

Dr. Cynthia Rand, A CLOSLER Look


"It's our responsibility to speak up for patients who don't have a voice."

Watch an engaging three minute video interview with Cynthia Rand, PhD, on speaking up for patients who may not be able to.


There are dramatic differences in life expectancies right within the city of Baltimore, neighborhood to neighborhood. I live in Guilford, a lovely community filled with gardens, which has a life expectancy in the eighties. A few blocks from where I live, there’s a neighborhood plagued with violence that has a life expectancy twenty to thirty years lower than that. It’s our responsibility to address that in terms of how we care for patients…and to be socially active, to think about how we become a voice for those who don’t have a voice, how we communicate that health is about how communities support people.