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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
Associate Director, Child and Adolescent Mood Program, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Assistant Director, Youth Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Research Center, 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
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 depression among youth and perinatal women. She has a line of research examining maternal depression, especially postpartum depression, among women of color and their children and developing preventive interventions aimed at these families. She also conducts research on risk and protective factors among youth, especially Black adolescents, with a recent focus on understanding youth depression and suicidal ideation and behaviors.

Description of Clinical Expertise

Her expertise is in providing cognitive-behavioral therapy, especially with child and adolescent internalizing disorders. She specializes in the evaluation and treatment of youth with depression and suicide risk.

Selected Publications

Jackson, S.Z., Pinto-Martin, J.A., Deatrick, J.A., Boyd, R., Souders, M.C. : High depressive symptoms, low family functioning, and low self-efficacy in mothers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder compared to two control groups. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. June 16 2022.

Davis, M., Jones, J.D., So, A., Benton, T.D., Boyd, R.C., Melhem, N., Ryan, N.D., Brent, D.A., Young, J.F. : Adolescent depression screening in primary care: Who is screened and who is at risk? Journal of Affective Disorders 299: 318-325, 2022.

Lambert, S.F., Boyd, R.C., Ialongo, N.S.: Protective factors for suicidal ideation among Black adolescents indirectly exposed to community violence Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior 52(3): 478-489, 2022.

Sheftall, A.H., Vakil, F., Ruch, D.A., Boyd, R.C., Lindsey, M.A., Bridge, J.A.: Black youth suicide: investigation of current trends and precipitating circumstances. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 61(5): 662-675, 2022.

Jones, J. D., Boyd, R. C., Calkins, M. E., Moore, T. M., Ahmed, A., Barzilay, R., Benton, T. D., Gur, R. E., & Gur, R. C. : Association between family history of suicide attempt and neurocognitive functioning in community youth. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 62: 58-65, 2021.

Benton, T. D., Jones, J. D., Julye, S., Butler, L. L., & Boyd, R. C. : ‘Web of Violence’, Depression, and Impairment in a Clinical Sample of Adolescents. Journal of Family Violence Published online(36): 17-26, 2021.

Barzilay, R., Moore, T.M., Calkins, M.E., Maliackel, L., Jones, J.D., Boyd, R.C., Warrier, V., Benton, T.D., Oquendo, M.A., Gur, R.C. and Gur, R.E. : Deconstructing the role of the exposome in youth suicidal ideation: Trauma, neighborhood environment, developmental and gender effects Neurobiology of Stress 41: p.100314, 2021.

Chilenski, S.M., Pasch, K.E., Knapp, A., Baker, E., Boyd, R.C., Cioffi, C., Cooper, B., Fagan, A., Hill, L., Leve, L.D., Rulison, K.: The Society for Prevention Research 20 years later: A summary of training needs. Prevention Science 21: 985-1000, 2020.

Boyd, R.C., Price, J., Mogul, M., Yates, T., & Guevara, J.P. : Pilot RCT of a social media parenting intervention for postpartum mothers with depression symptoms. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology 37: 290-301, 2019.

Jones, J. D., Boyd, R. C., Calkins, M. E., Ahmed, A., Moore, T. M., Barzilay, R., Benton, T.D & Gur, R. E.: Parent-adolescent agreement about adolescents’ suicidal thoughts. Pediatrics 143, 2019.

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Last updated: 07/08/2022
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