Amanda Boyd, PhD (Métis)
Co-Director and Associate Professor
Amanda Boyd, PhD, is a member of the Métis Nation of northern Alberta. She is a Co-Director of the Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH) and Associate Professor in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University. She is also affiliated with the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication and the School of the Environment. Her research draws from an interdisciplinary education, which includes communication, rural sociology, management sciences, and Indigenous studies. Much of her research focuses on advancing Alzheimer’s disease communication and recruitment science among Indigenous populations. She began her career as a public relations specialist in industry, where she developed community initiative programs and created marketing materials. Dr. Boyd has more than 15 years of health and science communication research experience with rural and Indigenous populations in the United States and Canada. In her free time, Dr. Boyd can be found on her family farm and ranch in Canada with her son Sage.