Dr. Boyd is the Deborah J Oakley Collegiate Professor of Nursing at the University of Michigan. She is a Research Professor in the Addiction Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, and a Professor of Women’s Studies.
Dr. Boyd is a methodologist who designs studies aimed at hidden populations (i.e., drug users, adolescents, prisoners, low resource communities). Her current research focuses on prescription medication adherence and misuse, maternity waiting homes in Liberia and increasing medication adherence in high-risk populations.
Dr. Boyd’s international experiences include teaching, mentoring and research in China, Ghana, Liberia, Poland and Zambia. She has earned the NCID Exemplary Diversity Engagement and Scholarship Award, National Center for Institutional Diversity; the Sarah Goddard Power Award for Distinguished Service, University of Michigan; the President’s Award, International Nursing Society of Addictions; and many other honors.
Dr. Boyd earned her doctorate and her Masters of Science in Nursing from Wayne State University in Detroit. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Oakland University and a Bachelor of General Studies from the University of Michigan.