Deborah J Oakley Collegiate Professor Emerita, Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences, University of Michigan School of Nursing
Founding Director, Center for the Study of Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking and Health (DASH Center), University of Michigan School of Nursing
Research Professor Emerita, Addiction Center, Department of Psychiatry; Professor Emerita, Women's and Gender Studies, LSA; Research Professor Emerita, Institute for Research on Women and Gender
Dr. Carol Boyd is the Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking and Health (DASH Center). In addition to Dr. Carol Boyd's position as the Deborah J Oakley Collegiate Professor Emerita in the School of Nursing, Dr. Boyd also holds U-M appointments as Professor Emerita, Women's Studies, LSA; Research Professor Emerita, Addiction Center, Department of Psychiatry; and Research Professor Emerita, Institute for Research on Women & Gender. Dr. Boyd received her Ph.D. from Wayne State University. She is an internationally recognized scholar in the studies of gender, vulnerable populations, and risky health behaviors (e.g. smoking, misuse of medications, alcohol abuse, and other substance abuse). She is noted for mixed-method studies, including evaluation research for the State of Michigan and for Michigan schools. Her most recent studies, funded by the National Institutes of Health, are school-based and focus on adolescent and young adult populations and their lifestyle behaviors, with a particular focus on the medications they are prescribed and how they are used and misused. Her current research focuses on prescription medication adherence and misuse, maternity waiting homes in Liberia and clinical interventions to increase medication adherence in high-risk populations.