Rhonda Boyd


LocationPhiladelphia, PA

Preferred pronounshe/her

Email address

Telephone number2155903945

Twitter account@RhondaBoydPhD

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Biographical information

Dr. Rhonda Boyd is a psychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (DCAPBS) and faculty member at PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She is also an associate professor in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She is also the associate director of CHOP’s Child and Adolescent Mood Program in the outpatient clinic of DCAPBS, where she practices as a licensed psychologist specializing in evaluation and treatment of youth with depression and suicidal risk. Her research expertise is maternal depression and its impact on children, in which she has published extensively. She has developed and adapted several interventions for urban, racially/ethnically diverse families with maternal depression in multiple settings, such as the community, mental health and primary care. 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. Recently, she participated on the workgroup for the Congressional Black Caucus Emergency Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide & Mental Health. Dr. Boyd received her Ph.D. 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 (NIMH) and the Administration for Children, Youth, and Families.