Yale University

Donte T. Boyd, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, College of Social Work, The Ohio State University
  • Fellow, Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS)


Dr. Donte T. Boyd is currently an Assistant Professor at the College of Social Work, at The Ohio State University. 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.