Amanda Boyd, PhD, is Dane-zaa (Beaver) Métis from the Northern Peace Country of Alberta and an Assistant Professor in The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. She has a PhD in communication studies, a Master’s degree in rural sociology, and a Bachelor’s degree in management studies. Much of her work explores how communication and perceptions of risk can influence health and well-being in Native communities. In particular, she enjoys working with Native populations to explore innovative and effective forms of communication about health and environmental risks. Amanda’s current studies with Partnerships for Native Health examine the most effective ways to communicate information about health risks, such as hypertension and Alzheimer’s disease, in a culturally appropriate manner. Additional research focuses on evaluating communication campaigns with Arctic Inuit populations and working with Native youth to develop health communication campaigns based on resilience. In her free time, Amanda enjoys skiing, trying out new recipes, and spending time with family.
Amanda Boyd, PhD