Eryka Boyd, Ph.D.



Area of Doctoral Studies: Human Services Psychology, Clinical Psychology
Undergraduate Institute: Prairie View A&M University
Graduate Institute: Florida A&M University

Research Advisor: Shari Waldstein, Ph.D.

Description of Research

My research examines bioecological social factors that influence physiological pain responses and chronic pain disability. I utilize psychophysical testing, psychosocial questionnaires, and large scale epidemiological data methods to examine the combined effects of ethnic discrimination and sexist gender discrimination on the perception of pain, pain inhibition, and pain-related disability among African American women