Carol J. Boyd

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Professional Title

Deborah J. Oakley Collegiate Professor Emerita, School of Nursing; Research Professor Emerita, Institute for Research on Women & Gender; Professor Emerita, Women's and Gender Studies, LSA; Research Professor Emerita, Addiction Center, Department of Psychiatry

Department(s)

College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG)
School of Nursing
Women's & Gender Studies

About

Dr. Carol Boyd is the Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking and Health (DASH). In addition to her position as the Deborah J Oakley Collegiate Professor Emerita in the School of Nursing, Dr. Boyd also holds U-M appointments as Professor Emerita, Women's Studies, LSA; Research Professor Emerita, Addiction Center, Department of Psychiatry; and Research Professor Emerita, Institute for Research on Women & Gender. Additionally, Dr. Boyd was the Director of IRWG from 2005 – 2011 and the Director of the University of Michigan Substance Abuse Research Center (UMSARC) from 1995-2004.

She has conducted mixed-method studies that use advanced technologies to examine the relationship between gender, health and drug, alcohol and nicotine use. She has had extramural funding to conduct mixed-method studies with women crack smokers (1989-1995, NIH funded), prisoners (1999-2004, MDOC and Robert Wood Johnson funded), adolescents and college students (2003-present, NIH funded), and secondary analytic studies of substance use among high risk populations, including LGB sub-populations (2016-present, NIH funded). Moreover, Dr. Boyd has used innovative technologies to survey adolescents and young adults on substance use and related behaviors. Dr. Boyd was the first researcher (as a Principal Investigator) to develop two web-based surveys, Student Life Survey and Secondary Student Life Survey, to examine substance use and related behaviors among adolescents and emerging adults. The Student Life Surveys were the foundation for five NIH-funded studies and the Secondary Student Life Survey is now being used on smart phones. Dr. Boyd's international experiences include teaching, mentoring and research in China, Ghana, Jamaica, Liberia, Poland, and Zambia. 

Research Interests

community-based research
health
LGBTQ
Michigan Medicine
mixed methods
nursing
quantitative research