Carol J Boyd, PhD, RN, FIAAN, FAAN

Professor Emerita
Director, Center for the Study of Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking & Health (DASH Center)
Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences
Room 2235 400NIB

University of Michigan School of Nursing
400 North Ingalls Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5482

Telephone: (734) 647-8570
Fax: (734) 763-0681


  • Prescription misuse
  • Substance abuse
  • Gender, sexual orientation, and substance abuse
  • Medication diversion

Dr. Carol Boyd is the Director of the Center for the Study of Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking and Health (DASH). In addition to her 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. She has conducted mixed-method studies that use advanced 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. Dr. Boyd was the first researcher (as a Principal Investigator) to develop two web-based surveys, Student Life Survey and Secondary Student Life Survey, to examine substance use and related behaviors among adolescents and emerging adults. The Student Life Surveys were the foundation for five NIH-funded studies and the Secondary Student Life Survey is now being used on smart phones. Dr. Boyd's international experiences include teaching, mentoring and research in China, Ghana, Jamaica, Liberia, Poland, and Zambia.

Current Research Grants and Programs

  • R01 National Institute on Drug Abuse. Prospective Examination of E-Cigarette Use, Tobacco Use Disorder and Health Consequences by U.S. Youth (PI: Boyd CJ). 2018-2021
  • R01 National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Sexual Orientation Discrimination and Health Disparities in DSM-5 Alcohol Use Disorders (PI: McCabe SE; Co-I: Boyd CJ). 2018-2021
  • R01 National Institute on Drug Abuse. Discrimination, Stress and Substance Use Disorder among Sexual Minority Adults: A Secondary Analysis of NESARC-III (PI: Boyd CJ). 2017-2020
  • R01 National Institute on Drug Abuse. Scenario-Tailored Opioid Messaging Program: An Interactive Intervention to Prevent Analgesic-Related Adverse Drug Events in Children and Adolescents (PI: Voepel-Lewis TD; Co-I: Boyd CJ). 2017-2020
  • R01 National Cancer Institute. Health, Stress, and Tobacco Use Disparities among Sexual Minority Populations (PI: McCabe SE; Co-I: Boyd CJ). 2017-2020
  • R01 National Cancer Institute. E-Cigarette Use and Longitudinal Changes in Cigarette Smoking and Health (PI: McCabe SE; Co-I: Boyd CJ). 2016-2019
  • R01 National Institute on Drug Abuse. Trajectories of Nonmedical Prescription Drug Misuse (PI: McCabe SE; Co-I: Boyd CJ). 2015-2019
  • R01 National Institute on Drug Abuse. Longitudinal Changes in Recovery from Drug Use Disorders: A National Study (PI: McCabe SE; Co-I: Body CJ). 2015-2019

Affiliations / Service

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Addictions Nursing, 2002-present

Notable Awards / Honors

  • Inducted as a Fellow, International Academy of Addiction Nursing, 2018; Inducted as a Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 1996
  • Betty Ford Award, Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse, 2013.
  • NCID Exemplary Diversity Engagement and Scholarship Award, National Center for Institutional Diversity, 2009
  • Sarah Goddard Power Award for Distinguished Service, University of Michigan, 2009
  • President’s Award, International Nursing Society of Addictions, 2006
  • Golden Apple Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 1996


  • PhD, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 1987
  • MSN, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 1982
  • BSN, Oakland University, Rochester, MI, 1978
  • BGS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1973

Publication Highlights

  • Boyd CJ, Veliz PT, McCabe SE. Severity of DSM-5 cannabis use disorders in a nationally representative sample of sexual minorities. Substance Abuse. In press, 2019.

  • Veliz P, Eisman A, McCabe SE, Evans-Polce R, McCabe VV, Boyd CJ. E-cigarette use, poly-tobacco use, and longitudinal changes in tobacco and substance use disorder symptoms among U.S. adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health. In press, 2019.

  • McCabe SE, Veliz P, McCabe VV, Boyd CJ. Initiation sequence of E-cigarette and cigarette smoking among US adolescents: A national study. The American Journal on Addictions. 2019;28(4):285-294. doi:10.1111/ajad.12886. PMCID: PMC6591086.

  • Schepis TS, McCabe VV, Boyd CJ, McCabe SE. The epidemiology of prescription fentanyl misuse in the United States. Addictive Behaviors. 2019;96:89-93. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2019.04.022. PMCID: PMC6579694.

  • McCabe SE, Veliz P, Wilens TE, West BT, Schepis TS, Ford JA, Pomykacz C, Boyd CJ. Sources of nonmedical prescription drug misuse among US high school seniors: Differences in motives and substance use behaviors. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. 2019;58(7):681-691. doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2018.11.018. Epub 2019 Mar 31.

  • Lori JR, Perosky J, Munro-Kramer ML, Veliz P, Musonda G, Kaunda J, Boyd CJ, Bonawitz R, Biemba G, Ngoma T, Scott N. Maternity waiting homes as part of a comprehensive approach to maternal and newborn care: A cross-sectional survey. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2019;19(1):228. doi:10.1186/s12884-019-2384-6. PMCID: PMC6610940.

  • Veliz P, Matthews AK, Arslanian-Engoren C, Evans-Polce RJ, Lee JGL, Boyd CJ, Hughes T, McCabe VV, McCabe SE. LDCT lung cancer screening eligibility and use of CT scans for lung cancer among sexual minorities. Cancer Epidemiology. 2019;60:51-54. doi:10.1016/j.canep.2019.03.009. PMCID: PMC6527458.

  • Arterberry BJ, Boyd CJ, West BT, Schepis TS, McCabe SE. DSM-5 substance use disorders among college-age young adults in the United States: Prevalence, remission and treatment. Journal of American College Health. 2019:1-8.  doi:10.1080/07448481.2019.1590368. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

  • Evans-Polce RJ, Veliz PT, Boyd CJ, Hughes TL, McCabe SE. Associations between sexual orientation discrimination and substance use disorders: Differences by age in US adults. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 2019. doi:10.1007/s00127-019-01694-x. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

  • McCabe SE, Hughes TL, Matthews AK, Lee JGL, West BT, Boyd CJ, Arslanian-Engoren C. Sexual orientation discrimination and tobacco use disparities in the United States. Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 2019;21(4):523-531. doi:10.1093/ntr/ntx283. PMCID: PMC6472709.

  • McCabe SE, Hughes TL, West BT, Veliz P, Boyd CJ. DSM-5 alcohol use disorder severity as a function of sexual orientation discrimination: A national study. Alcoholism Clinical and Experimental Research. 2019;43(3):497-508. doi:10.1111/acer.13960. PMCID: PMC6397073.

  • McCabe SE, Wilens TE, Boyd CJ, Chua KP, Voepel-Lewis T, Schepis TS. Age-specific risk of substance use disorders associated with controlled medication use and misuse subtypes in the United States. Addictive Behaviors. 2019;90:285-293. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.11.010. PMCID: PMC6434705.

  • Chiu C, Scott NA, Kaiser JL, Ngoma T, Lori JR, Boyd CJ, Rockers PC. Household saving during pregnancy and facility delivery in Zambia: A cross-sectional study. Health Policy and Planning. 2019;34(2):102-109. doi:10.1093/heapol/czz005. PMCID: PMC6481286.

  • Boyd CJ, Veliz PT, Stephenson R, Hughes TL, McCabe SE. Severity of alcohol, tobacco, and drug use disorders among sexual minority individuals and their “not sure” counterparts. LGBT Health. 2019;6(1):15-22. doi:10.1089/lgbt.2018.0122. PMCID: PMC6352513.

  • Boyd CJ, West BT, McCabe SE. Does misuse lead to a disorder? The misuse of prescription tranquilizer and sedative medications and subsequent substance use disorders in a U.S. longitudinal sample. Addictive Behaviors. 2018 Apr;79:17-23. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.11.042. PMCID: PMC5884701.

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