Carol J Boyd is the Deborah J Oakley Emerita Professor of Nursing, Emerita Professor of Women’s Studies and an Emerita Research Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, at the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor. She is a Fellow in the International Nurses Society on Addictions and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.
Dr. Boyd is an internationally recognized substance abuse scholar and the current director of the Center for the Study of Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking and Health at the University of Michigan. She was the former Director of the Substance Abuse Research Center (1995-2004) and the UM Institute for Research on Women & Gender (2005-2011) at the University of Michigan. Dr. Boyd has been the principal investigator on extramural research with racial/ethnic minority heroin users and crack smokers (1989-1995, NIH), women cigarette smokers (1997-2000, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation), prisoners (1999-2004, Michigan Department of Corrections and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation), adolescents and college students (2003-present, NIH), and sexual minorities (2007-present, NIH). In 1999, she was the first researcher as a PI to develop a web-based survey, Student Life Survey (SLS), to be administered to a large sample of undergraduates examining alcohol, tobacco and prescription drug abuse, this work led to five NIH funded studies.
Dr. Boyd currently has NIH funding to study e-cigarette use among adolescents using the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health data and Monitoring the Future data and another NIH funded study to examine substance use disorders among sexual minorities. Dr. Boyd publishes extensively with over 200 publications in health and interdisciplinary journals including in Addictive Behaviors, Journal of Addictive Diseases, Journal of Adolescent Health, Pediatrics, and Archives of Adolescent and Pediatric Medicine
Dr. Boyd received her BGS from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; her BSN from Oakland University, Rochester; and her MSN and PhD from Wayne State University, Michigan.
Expertise: Research design, epidemiology of substance use disorders.