Dr. Sabrina Boyce providing a lecture

Research Expertise and Interest

gender-based violence, sexual violence prevention, reproductive health, social norms, gender equity, social epidemiology, child and adolescent health, community-engaged research/scholarship

Research Description

Sabrina Boyce (she/her) is an Assistant Professor in the Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Program at Berkeley Public Health. Trained as an epidemiologist, Dr. Boyce uses rigorous epidemiological methods to answer community-based and practice-driven questions about how we can better prevent gender-based violence, improve reproductive health, and reduce gender inequity, especially among communities experiencing intersecting forms of marginalization. Dr. Boyce’s research has focused on gender inequity and related social norms as an upstream determinant of poor health among women, adolescents, and sexual and gender minorities in the US and internationally. Her research illuminates community and societal-level determinants of reproductive health and gender-based violence and provides evidence from experimental and quasi-experimental trials on the effectiveness of real-world public health interventions.

Dr. Boyce has a long-term partnership with the California Department of Public Health's Injury and Violence Prevention Branch and a wide range of community-based organizations across California that both motivate and participate in the research she conducts. Dr. Boyce's research has been supported by extramural funding from NIH, CDC, US Fulbright Program, and California Department of Public Health.

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