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Rhonda C. Boyd, Ph.D.

Rhonda C. Boyd, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Psychiatry

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Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3440 Market Street, Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 590-3945
B.Sc. (Psychology)
Brown University, 1992.
M.A. (Psychology)
University of Iowa, 1995.
Ph.D. (Psychology)
University of Iowa, 1998.
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Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Boyd’s research focuses on maternal depression and the prevention of mental health problems in at-risk youth. In regards to maternal depression, she has conducted research focusing on three major lines that are interrelated: 1) developmental psychopathology research on children of depressed mothers; 2) preventive intervention development and clinical trials for depressed mothers and their families, 3) postpartum depression in low income women.

Description of Clinical Expertise

Her expertise is in providing cognitive-behavioral therapy, especially with child internalizing disorders. She specializes in treatment and prevention of depression in children of depressed parents. She has implemented empirically validated cognitive behavioral depression interventions for at-risk and depressed youth.

Selected Publications

Apter, A.J., Wan, F., Reisine, S., Bogen, D.K., Rand, C., Bender, B., Bennett, I. M., Gonzalez, R., Priolo, C., Sonnad, S.S., Bryant-Stephens, T., Ferguson, M., Boyd, R.C., Ten Have, T., Roy, J.: Feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary effectiveness of patient advocates for improving adult asthma outcomes. Journal of Asthma 50(8): 850-860, 2013.

Boyd, R.C., Tervo-Clemmens, B.: Exploring maternal and child effects of comorbid anxiety disorders among African American mothers with depression. Journal of Depression & Anxiety 2(129), 2013 Notes: online publication.

Boyd, R.C., Waanders, C.: Protective factors for depression among African American children of predominantly low-income mothers with depression. Journal of Child and Family Studies 22(1): 85-95, 2013.

Lambert, S.F., Boyd, R.C., Cammack, N.L., Ialongo. N.S.: Relationship proximity to victims of witnessed community violence: Associations with adolescent adjustment. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 82(1): 1-9, 2012.

Boyd, R.C., Mogul, M., Newman, D., Coyne, J.C.: Screening and referral for postpartum depression among low-income women: A qualitative perspective from community health workers. Depression Research and Treatment. 2011 Notes: online publication.

Boyd, R.C., Diamond, G.S., Ten Have, T.R.: Emotional and behavioral functioning of offspring of African American mothers with depression. Child Psychiatry and Human Development 42(5): 594-608, 2011.

Boyd, R.C., Joe, S., Michalopoulos, L., Davis, E., Jackson, J.S.: Prevalence of mood disorders and mental service use among U.S. mothers by race and ethnicity: Results from the national survey of American life. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 72(11): 1538-1545, 2011.

Benton, T., Boyd, R., Ifeagwu, J., Feldtmose, E., Smith-Whitley, K: Psychiatric diagnosis in adolescents with sickle cell disease: A preliminary report. Current Psychiatry Reports 13(2): 111-115, 2011.

Apter, A.J., Garcia, L.A., Boyd, R.C., Wang, X., Bogen, D.K., Ten Have, T: Exposure to community violence is associated with asthma hospital and emergency department visits. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 126(3): 552-557, 2010.

Boyd, R. C., Chen, E. & Benton, T. : A pilot investigation of the rates and predictors of mental health services utilization among depressed African-American mothers and their children. Journal of the National Medical Association 101(11): 1096-1103, 2009.

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