Cynthia Herrick, MD, MPHS

Dr. Cynthia Herrick is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research with a joint appointment in the Department of Surgery. Division of Public Health Sciences.  She is originally from Houston, TX and received her undergraduate degree in Public Policy and International Affairs from Princeton  University.  After graduating from Washington University School of Medicine, she completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital.  She spent three years on faculty at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Las Vegas, serving as an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine residency.  She returned to St. Louis for fellowship in endocrinology at Washington University and joined the faculty in 2014.  She received her Master of Population Health Sciences degree in 2017.

Her primary interests are in diabetes prevention and care, environmental and social determinants of health, and improving healthcare systems and transitions of care, particularly for patients with low socioeconomic status.  She is currently collaborating with local Federally Qualified Health Centers to better understand and address challenges in providing education and follow-up care for low income women with gestational diabetes who are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.  Additionally, she is conducting an analysis to determine how variable state Medicaid income eligibility policy affect diabetes outcomes for women during and after pregnancy.  She is a faculty scholar in the Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences and the Institute for Public Health and is a current recipient of the KL2 career development award.