Rhonda C. Boyd, PhD

Rhonda C. Boyd, PhD

Rhonda C. Boyd, PhD, is a psychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Adolescent depression, Cognitive-behavioral therapy
Locations: Psychiatry and Behavioral Science in University City, PA
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training


Child Clinical Psychology - D.C. Commission on Mental Health Services, Washington, D.C. 


Postdoctoral Training - School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Undergraduate Degree

ScB in Psychology - Brown University, Providence, RI

Graduate Degree

PhD in Clinical Psychology - University of Iowa College, Iowa City, IA
MA in Clinical Psychology - University of Iowa College, Iowa City, IA

Titles and Academic Titles

Clinical Psychologist

Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Maternal depression


Mental health disparities




Boyd RC, Scharko AM, Cole JC, Patterson CA, Benton TD, Power TJ. Training Pediatric Psychologists for Perinatal Behavioral Health Services in a Pediatric Hospital. J Clin Psychol Med Settings. 2015 Nov 3. [Epub ahead of print]


Apter AJ, Garcia LA, Boyd RC, Wang X, Bogen DK, Ten Have T. Exposure to community violence is associated with asthma hospitalizations and emergency department visits. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2010 Sep;126(3):552-7. Read abstract.


Boyd RC, Gillham JE. Review of Interventions for Parental Depression from Toddlerhood to Adolescence. Curr Psychiatry Rev. 2009 Nov 1;5(4):226-235. Read abstract.

Boyd RC, Chen E, Benton T. A pilot investigation of the rates and predictors of mental health services utilization among depressed African American mothers and their children. J Natl Med Assoc. 2009 Nov;101(11):1096-103. Read abstract.


Boyd RC, Wooden TD, Munro MA, Liu T, Ten Have T. The Impact of Community Violence Exposure on Anxiety in Children of Mothers with Depression. J Child Adolesc Trauma. 2008 Dec 1;1(4):287-299. Read abstract.


Boyd RC, Diamond GS, Bourjolly JN. Developing a family-based depression prevention program in urban community mental health clinics: a qualitative investigation. Fam Process. 2006 Jun;45(2):187-203. Read abstract.