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Donte Boyd


Assistant Professor

Room: 313 Social Work Building
Phone: 713-743-8775

Current Curriculum Vitae

Personal Statement

Dr. Donte T. Boyd is currently a new Assistant Professor here in the Graduate College of Social Work. Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Boyd received his PhD 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 education pursuits. Dr. Boyd’s research addresses the ways in which socio-contextual factors impact Black male adolescents’ 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 Black male adolescents’ lives impact HIV prevention behavior (e.g., HIV testing, condom use) and other health outcomes. Donte’s research also focuses on the impact of school context among Black male adolescents in shaping their sexual health behaviors. He incorporates the theory of Developmental Competencies in Minority Children to understand how family, school experiences, and other contextual factors interact with one another to shape positive health behaviors among Black male adolescents.


PhD, School of Social Welfare, University of California, Los Angeles 2019

MSW, School of Social Welfare, Washington University in St. Louis, 2014

BA, Political Science, University of California, Riverside, 2011 

Courses Taught

  • Advance Policy

Research Interests

HIV Prevention; HIV risk; racism; race; discrimination; social determinants of
health; health disparities; families; positive youth development; religiosity;