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Carol J. Boyd

Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences
University of Michigan
United States of America


In addition to the School of Nursing, Dr. Carol Boyd also holds U-M appointments as Professor, Women's Studies Department, LSA; Research Professor, Addiction Center, Dept. of Psychiatry; Research Professor, Institute for Research on Women & Gender. She is also the Director of the Center for the Study of Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking and Health (DASH). She has conducted mixed-method studies that use innovative 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 includes teaching, mentoring and research in China, Ghana, Liberia, Poland and Zambia.

Research Interest

Prescription misuse Substance abuse Gender, sexual orientation, and substance abuse Medication diversion

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