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Carol Boyd, PhD, RN, FAAN

Deborah J Oakley Collegiate Professor, Nursing, U-M School of Nursing

Professor, Women's Studies, U-MCollege of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Research Professor, Psychiatry, U-M Medical School

Research Professor, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, University of Michigan

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Dr. Carol Boyd, PhD, RN, FAAN is the Deborah J Oakley Collegiate Professor of Nursing at the university of Michigan School of Nursing. She also holds appointments as Professor, UM Women's Studies Department, LSA; Research Professor, Addiction Center, Dept. of Psychiatry; and Research Professor, UM Institute for Research on Women & Gender. She is also the Director of the Center for the Study of Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking and Health (DASH) at the School of Nursing.

Research Interests

Dr. Boyd has conducted mixed-method studies that use innovative technologies to examine the relationship between gender, health and drug, alcohol and nicotine use. She has had extramural funding to conduct mixed-method studies with women crack smokers (1989-1995, NIH funded), prisoners (1999-2004, MDOC and Robert Wood Johnson funded), adolescents and college students (2003-present, NIH funded), and secondary analytic studies of substance use among high risk populations, including LGB sub-populations (2016-present, NIH funded). Moreover, Dr. Boyd has used innovative technologies to survey adolescents and young adults on substance use and related behaviors.

Her interests include:
• Prescription misuse
• Substance abuse
• Gender, sexual orientation, and substance abuse
• Medication diversion

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