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Boyd, Donte, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Pronouns: Him/He/King

Curriculum Vitae

PhD - University of California, Los Angeles, 2019 - Social Welfare
MSW - Washington University in St. Louis, 2014- Social Work
BA - University of California, Riverside, 2009 - Political Science

Areas of Expertise
HIV prevention behaviors
Black MSM
Health disparities
Protective factors

Areas of Interest for Mentoring PhD Students
HIV prevention
Sexual health
Protective factors
Health disparities


Dr. Donte T. Boyd is an Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University College of Social Work. He also serves as a Visiting Research Faculty member as part of the Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS) at Yale University School of Public Health through the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA). Dr. Boyd’s research addresses how socio-contextual factors impact young Black MSM decision-making behaviors. He is particularly interested in examining how the role of the family (e.g., parent/sibling support, communication, and socialization) and other important persons in young Black MSM lives impact HIV prevention behavior (e.g., HIV testing, PrEP Use) and other health and mental health outcomes. Donte’s research also focuses on the impact of school context among Black male adolescents in shaping their sexual health behaviors. Before joining the faculty, Dr. Boyd received his Ph.D. from UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. He also has worked extensively as a social worker in different capacities in AIDs Serving Organizations (ASOs). Dr. Boyd worked as Ryan White Case Manager working with HIV-positive individuals and as a Public Health Representative before deciding to further his educational pursuits.