Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

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Rhonda C. Boyd

Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Psychologist, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Director of Research Training, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
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
Education:
B.Sc. (Psychology)
Brown University, 1992.
M.A. (Psychology)
University of Iowa, 1995.
Ph.D. (Psychology)
University of Iowa, 1998.
Post-Graduate Training
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mental Hygiene, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1998-2000.
Society for Research in Child Development Policy Fellow, National Institute of Mental Health & the Administration of Children, Families, & Youth, Washington, DC, 2000-2001.
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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

Guevara, J.P., Gerdes, M., Rothman, B., Igbokidi, V., Doughterty, S., Localio, R., Boyd, R.C.: A toddler parenting intervention in primary care for caregivers with depression symptoms. Journal of Primary Prevention 2017.

Xu, Y., Boyd, R.C., Butler, L., Moore, T.M., & Benton, T.D. : Associations of parent-adolescent discrepancies in family cohesion and conflict with adolescent impairment. Journal of Child and Family Studies 2017.

Boyd, R.C., Butler, L. & Benton, TD. : Understanding adolescents’ experiences with depression and behavioral health treatment. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research 2017.

Boyd, R.C., Scharko, A.M., Cole, J.C., Patterson, C.A., Benton, T.D., & Power T.J.: Training pediatric psychologists for perinatal behavioral health services in a pediatric hospital. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings 2016.

Guevara, J.P., Gerdes, M., Rothman, B., Igbokidi, V., Dougherty, S., Localio, R, Boyd, RC.: Screening for parental depression in urban primary care practices: A mixed methods study. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 2016.

Guevara, J.P., Gerdes, M., Rothman, B., Igbokidi, V., Doughterty, S., Localio, R., Boyd, R.C: Screening for parental depression in urban primary care practices: A mixed methods study. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 2016.

Boyd, R.C., Scharko, A.M., Cole, J.C., Patterson, C.A., Benton, T.D., & Power T.J.: Training pediatric psychologists for perinatal behavioral health services in a pediatric hospital. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Setting 2015.

Boyd, R.C, Mogul, M., & O'Hara, M.W.: A Pilot Investigation to Enhance Behavioral Health Referral for Perinatal, Low-Income Women With Mood Disorders. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action 2015.

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., 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.

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