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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Carol J Boyd, MSN, PhD, RN, FAAN

Contact Information


Primary Programs/Services:
Substance Abuse


  • 1986: PhD, Nursing/Anthropology, Wayne State University
  • 1982: MSN Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, Wayne State University
  • 1978: BSN, School of Nursing, Oakland University
  • 1973: BGS, LS&A, University of Michigan

Clinical Interest:

  • Selective interventions to prevent prescription drug abuse
  • Preventing stimulant abuse among patients with ADHD

Research Interest:

  • Prescription drug misuse
  • Gender theory
  • Substance abuse

Academic Appointment:

  • Research Professor, Addiction Research Center, Department of Psychiatry
  • Deobrah J Oakley Collegiate Professor of Nursing
  • Professor, Women's Studies Department
  • Research Professor, Institute for Research on Women & Gender

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • McCabe, S.E., West, B.T., Morales, M., Cranford, J.A., Boyd, C.J. (2007). Does Early Onset of Non-Medical Use Predict Prescription Drug Abuse and Dependence? Results from a National Study. Addiction, 102:1920-1930. PMCID: PMC2377405.
  • Boyd, C.J., McCabe, S.E. (2008). Coming to terms with the nonmedical use of prescription medications. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention and Policy, 3(1), 22. PMCID: PMC2600778.
  • Boyd, C.J., Teter, C.J., West, B., Morales, M., & McCabe, S. (2009). Non-medical use of prescription pain medications and its relationship to substance abuse and dependence: A three-year panel study. Journal of Addictive Diseases, 28, 232-242. PMCID: PMC2824904
  • Boyd, C.J., Young, A.M., Grey, M., & McCabe, S.E. (2009). Adolescents’ nonmedical use of prescription medications and other problem behaviors. Journal of Adolescent Health. 45, 543-550. PMCID: PMC2784421.