Cynthia Ann Moylan
Cynthia Ann Moylan

Cynthia Ann Moylan

Associate Professor of Medicine


My research interests focus on the study of chronic liver disease and primary liver cancer, particularly from metabolic dysfunction associated steatotic liver disease (MASLD), formerly called nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).  As part of the MASLD Research Team at Duke, we are investigating the role of environmental contaminants, epigenetics, and genetics on the development of advanced fibrosis and liver cancer from MASLD and other chronic liver diseases.  We are also interested in understanding risks for progressive liver disease including developmental programming and in utero exposures and have been investigating these risks through studies of the Newborn Epigenetics Study (NEST).  The long term goal of our research is to develop non-invasive biomarkers to identify those patients at increased risk for cirrhosis and end stage liver disease in order to risk stratify patients as well as to develop better preventative and therapeutic strategies.


Associate Professor of Medicine in the School of Medicine

2022 School of Medicine

Associate Professor in Pathology in the School of Medicine

2018 School of Medicine

Member of the Duke Cancer Institute in the School of Medicine

2014 School of Medicine


M.D. 2002

2002 University of Miami

Resident, Medicine

2005 Duke University

Fellow in Gastroenterology, Medicine

2009 Duke University

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Duke South Clinic
Durham, NC
Duke Box 3256
Durham, NC