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Rhonda Boyd PhD

Faculty Member

Dr. Rhonda Boyd (she/her) is a faculty member at PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and an associate professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She is also the associate director of CHOP’s Child and Adolescent Mood Program in the outpatient clinic of Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, where she practices as a licensed psychologist specializing in evaluation and treatment of youth with depression. In addition, she serves as the director of research training for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at CHOP. 

Dr. Boyd has many related research interests. She has conducted several studies examining at-risk children and mothers, including inner city, ethnic minority children and families with maternal depression. She has also developed and adapted interventions for urban, ethnically diverse families with maternal depression in multiple settings. Additionally, she has examined the facilitation of access to behavioral health treatment for perinatal women. She has served as a principal investigator and co-investigator on multiple federal grants, including those from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the National Institutes of Health.

In addition to her clinical and research roles, Dr. Boyd is the chair of the Society for Prevention Research’s Diversity Network Committee. She has served on conference planning committees of the American Perinatal Mental Health Conference and local Breaking the Silence: A Summit on Behavioral Health within the African American Community sponsored by Pennsylvania State Senator Vincent Hughes.

Dr. Boyd received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Iowa. She also completed two postdoctoral fellowships at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health and a federal policy fellowship with the Society for Research in Child Development, where she was placed at the National Institute of Mental Health and the Administration for Children, Youth, and Families.