Selected Published Work

The Choice to Vaccinate Has Never Been Free The Nation, 2021

Each of Us Lives in One of Two Americas The Hill, 2021

Medicine’s Privileged Gatekeepers: Producing Harmful Ignorance About Racism And Health (co-authored with Nancy Krieger, Fernando De Maio, and Aletha Maybank) Health Affairs Blog, 2021

If Only Trust Was Enough The Crisis, 2021

On Shame and Healing: The truths that lie beneath our loneliest year The Nation, 2021

Black People Need Better Vaccine Access, Not Better Vaccine Attitudes The New York Times, 2021

In the 2020 US election, we can choose a just future The Lancet, 2020

Who Will Stand Up for Black Women? The Nation, 2020

Jacob Blake’s police shooting highlights the hidden victims of police violence NBC News, 2020

Schools: To Open or Not to Open? That is Not the Question The Nation, 2020

What It Means When You Wear a Mask—and When You Refuse To The Nation, 2020

Stolen Breaths (co-authored with Drs. Rachel Hardeman and Eduardo Medina) New England Journal of Medicine, 2020

On Racism: A New Standard For Publishing On Racial Health Inequities (Co-authored with Edwin Lindo and Drs. Lachelle Weeks and Monica McLemore) Health Affairs Blog, 2020

The Case for Desegregation The Lancet, 2019

The Weight of the Little American Academy of Pediatrics Voices Blog, 2019

Police Violence and the Built Harm of Structural Racism The Lancet, 2018

If Congress Guts Women’s Health Services, Girls Will Suffer Rewire News, 2017

Police, Equity, and Child Health (Co-authored with Drs. Angela Ellison and Ivor Horn) Pediatrics, 2016

The Evolution of Virtual Violence: How Mobile Screens Provide Windows to Real Violence (Co-authored with Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson) Pediatrics, 2016

Congressional Hearings

Witness testimony, “Health Care Inequality: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in COVID-19 and the Health Care System,” United States Congress, House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health (June 17, 2020)

Read “The Injustice of Inequitable Disease.” View the recording.

Selected Interviews

Why Not Just Tell Everyone to Wear Masks, New York Times, 2021

Health expert: Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect kids from COVID-19, NY1 News, 2021

The Best Vaccine Incentive Might be Paid Time Off, MIT Technology Review, 2021

No, the Unvaccinated Aren’t All Just Being Difficult, New York Times, 2021

America Is Getting Unvaccinated People All Wrong, The Atlantic, 2021

The Misinformation Is Literally Killing Us, Don Lemon Tonight on CNN, 2021

Campaign Answers Black American’s Questions About COVID-19 Vaccines, KTTV (FOX) Los Angeles, 2021

Midday Fix: A New Campaign By Black Health Care Workers for Black People about the COVID-19 Vaccines, WGN (IND) Chicago, 2021

‘The Conversation: Between Us and About Us’ is a new campaign to address COVID-19 vaccine questions within the Black community, KTLA | Los Angeles, 2021

The Conversation: Between Us, About Us – The Vaccine and The Black Community, Hot 103 | Kansas City, 2021

How structural racism is magnifying the public health crisis PBS News Hour, 2020

You Might Not Know If Your Kid Has Covid-19 The New Republic, 2020

How to Actually Talk to Anti-Maskers The New York Times, 2020

The US badly needs a wake-up call on the coronavirus pandemic Vox, 2020

What public health experts want critics to know about why they support the protests Vox, 2020

Protest is a Profound Public Health Intervention.’ Why So Many Doctors Are Supporting Protests in the Middle of the COVID-19 Pandemic TIME, 2020

Race is not the reason Black Americans have a higher risk of dying from the coronavirus. It’s racism Business Insider, 2020

How to talk to your children about protests and racism CNN, 2020

Black kids are watching this movement. What will it teach them? Vox, 2020

Bear Our Pain’: The Plea For More Black Mental Health Workers NPR, 2020

Podcasts and Radio

New Information from the CDC Warns Delta Variant More Severe, The Takeaway on NPR’s WNYC, 2021

A Doctor Battles The Diverse Concerns Of Unvaccinated Americans, NPR Morning Edition, 2021

Panic! At The Delta, Today, Explained by Vox, 2021

Trust the Vaccine In the Bubble: From the Frontlines, 2021

Challenging Racist Systems, Processes, and Analyses in Social Care SIREN (Social Interventions Research and Evaluation Network – at UCSF), 2021

The Racial Disparities, Systemic Racism Behind Who Has Received Vaccines NPR Morning Edition, 2021

Dialogues: The Impact of Police Violence on Black Mothers Expecting More Podcast, 2021

Pathways to Pediatrics with Dr. Rhea Boyd Pediatrics On Call Podcast, 2020

Dance, Protest, and Public Health The Reference Desk, 2020

It Takes a Toll Tradeoff’s Podcast on Policing and Health, 2020

Dr. Rhea Boyd on general truths on our present healthcare system exposed by the pandemic DASH Podcast, 2020

Despite COVID Risks, Experts And Officials Support Public Demonstrations WGBH, 2020

Making the World Safer for Black Children Beyond Diversity Rhetoric Woke WOC Docs Podcast, 2019

Police Violence and Public Health KQED, 2015

Videos and Lectures

Doctors Debunk COVID Myths Targeting Black Communities PBS Amanpour and Company, 2021

How Structural Racism is Magnifying the Public Health Crisis PBS Newshour, 2020

A Discussion on Black Lives, Protest, and Democracy Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center, 2020

COVID and Racial Inequities: Unpacking the Anti-Black Response, University of Chicago Center on Race and Capitalism, 2020

The Intersectionality of Race, COVID-19 and Community Health Virtual Town Hall with Rochester NAACP, 2020

A Framework to Approach Racial Health Inequities during the COVID 19 Pandemic American Academy of Pediatrics, 2020

Dr. Rhea Boyd, The Safety Net-work: An Anti-Racist Imperative for Public Health Data, 2019 All In National Meeting DASH, 2019

Re-Imagining California’s Behavioral Health Systems UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 2019

Snapshots for Social Justice: Social Media for Advocacy Keynote for American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition YouTube, 2017