Research Assistant Professor Gillings School of Global Public Health
Area of interest
Boynton’s research is focused on health decision-making and the application of innovative statistical and research methods across multiple research disciplines, including tobacco regulatory science, implementation science, and translational science. In her work Boynton applies emergent technologies, novel experimental methods, and complex survey designs to provide a detailed, multidimensional picture of health-related cognitions and behaviors. Her research on health decision-making is aligned with the broader perspective that social psychological theories can and should be applied in real-world health care and health policy contexts. Much of Boynton’s cancer-related research has focused on tobacco and alcohol prevention.
Awards and Honors
- 2012 Duke University Transdisciplinary Prevention Research Center Pilot Award
- 1999-2000 Purdue University Dammon Dean’s Scholar
- 1996 National Science Foundation Young Scholar