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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

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, May 2020.

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 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.

Barzilay, R., Calkins, M.E., Moore, T.M., Boyd, R.C., Jones, J.D., Benton, T.D., Oquendo, M.A., Gur, R.C., Gur, R,E: Neurocognitive functioning in community youth with suicidal ideation: gender and pubertal effects. British Journal of Psychiatry 215: 552-558, 2019.

Kallem, S., Matone, M., Boyd, R.C., & Guevara, J.P: Mothers’ mental health care use after screening for postpartum depression at well-child visits. Academic Pediatrics 19: 652-658, 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.

Ahmed, A., Moore, T. M., Lewis, J., Butler, L., Benton, T. D., Boyd, R. C: Psychometric properties of Bully, Fighting, and Victimization scales among clinically referred youth. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma 27: 1110-1124, 2018.

Boyd, R.C., Butler, L. & Benton, TD. : Understanding adolescents’ experiences with depression and behavioral health treatment. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research 45: 105-111, 2018.

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 26: 3360-3369, 2017.

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