|Carol A. Boyer, Ph.D.|
Center for State Health Policy
Graduate Faculty, Department of Sociology
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Carol A. Boyer (Ph.D., Yale, 1986) is associate director of the Institute and a member of the graduate faculty in the department of sociology. Her current research focuses on analyzing data from the Stigma in Global Context - Mental Health Study (SGC-MHS), a National Institute of Health-funded project, the first multi-national, methodologically coordinated study of the social, political and cultural climate surrounding mental illness in 17 countries. Presently she is analyzing the dynamics of cross-national public support for the government’s responsibility for health care in the context of stigmatizing views about persons with diagnoses of depression and schizophrenia. Prior work examined access, utilization and the content of treatment and services provided to individuals with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, strategies to enhance adherence with antipsychotic medications, the concordance in recognizing nonadherence among psychiatrists and primary therapists and their agreement with clients' medication-taking behavior and linking individuals with long inpatient psychiatric stays in state hospitals to supported housing and community services. Her research has addressed the impact of mental health services on social functioning, symptomatology and quality of life. She works collaboratively with researchers at the Indiana Consortium for Mental Health Services Research. Dr. Boyer has a M.S.N. in nursing and is a former postdoctoral trainee at the Institute for Health.