RESEARCH FOCI: Counseling, Gender, Race/ Ethnicity, Sexual Health
Brittany Boyd entered the FIU Developmental Science Doctoral Program in fall of 2015; her major professor is Dr. Dionne Stephens. She received her B.A. in Psychology and her M.S.Ed in Education Counseling from Northern Illinois University, focusing on Clinical Mental Health.
Brittany's research examines the ways cultural contexts and partner availabity influence high SES and education (e.g. graduate school) Black women's decision making processes and sexual health outcomes. She is also interested in the ways in which the effectiveness of sexual health education is culturally informed. In addition to her research pursuits, is currently a teaching assistant and supervising undergraduate research assistants in the HDCI Research Lab. For more information about her research, please email Brittany directly.View Brittany's Research Video
Boyd, B. (2018, March). Highly Educated Black Women's Perceptions of Partner Availability & Sexual Risk. Lecture for Futures Without Violence Women's History Month Research Lecture Series. FIU Department of Psychology. Miami, FL.
Boyd, B. (2017, March). Perceptions of and implications for Black adolescents sexting. Symposium presentation in Navigating sexual risk and health disparities in Black communities across the lifespan. Association for Women in Psychology Conference. Milwaukee, WI.
Boyd, B., Stephens, D. P, Ali, R., & Montero, M.. (2017, March). The influence of IPV victimization on Black mother- daughter dating violence discussions. Poster presentation for the Association for Women in Psychology Conference. Milwaukee, WI.
Troitino, I., Stephens, D. P, Rodriguez, A., & Boyd, B. (2017, March). Media Messaging and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination uptake in a racially diverse sample of College Women. Poster presentation for the Association for Women in Psychology Conference. Milwaukee, WI.
Boyd, B. (2016, October). Sexting's and dating practices among Black adolescents. Symposium presentation in Talking, Texting & Telling Truths: Black adolescents’ intimate relationship communication. National Association of Black Sexologists & Clinicians Annual Conference. Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Ruvalcaba, Y., Boyd, B., & Stephens, D., Perez, N. (2016, September). Hispanic college women's perceptions of high school peers' sexting practices. Poster Presentation for the National Latina/o Psychological Association (NLPA) Conference, Orlando, FL.
Boyd, B., Ruvalcaba, Y., & Stephens, D.P. (2016, May). The Impact of HIV Interventions on Black College Women’s Condom Use: A Systematic Review. Presentation for the National Black Graduate Conference in Psychology, Miami, Florida.
Boyd, B., Stephens, D.P. , Ruvalcaba, Y. & Johnson, A. (2016, March). Black women’s reflections of sexting practices and perceptions during high school. Poster Presentation for the Association of Women in Psychology Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
To view research projects that Brittany has taken a leadership role in developing and/ or implementing, please visit our Current Research and Completed Research study pages.Current Research
Qualitative study examining partner availability & sexual risk among female Black graduate students.
A systematic review evaluation of programs addressing Black college students' HIV knowledge and risk taking.
Quantitative analysis of sexting behaviors and beliefs during highschool