Rhonda C. Boyd

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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.
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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 Itmat Expertise

Dr. Boyd conducts behavioral health research in ethnic minority mothers with depression and their children, examining risk, protective and contextual factors that influence the transmission of depression from a depressed African American mother to her child.

Selected Publications

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., 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., 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.

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.

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Last updated: 08/17/2017
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