Publications

Book

  1. Boyd JW and Metcalf E (authors). Almost Addicted.  Harvard Health Publications/Hazelden Press.  Center City, MN:    (Awarded the Will Solemine Award for Excellence in Medical Writing by the New England American Medical Writer’s Association.)

Articles

  1. Boyd JW. HMOs’ Cost Cutting Cuts into Quality of Care.  Editorial, Sunday Republican (Springfield, MA), B3, March 30, 1997.
  2. Boyd JW. Health Care Reforms Must be Safe, Sane.   Editorial, Sunday Republican (Springfield, MA), B3, September 6, 1998.
  3. Boyd JW. “Whose Side Are We On?” Radio Commentary, NPR’s Morning Edition, September 14, 1998.
  4. Boyd JW. Health Care Costs Have Seniors Running Scared.   Editorial, Sunday Republican (Springfield, MA), B3, January 17, 1999.
  5. Boyd JW. Managed Care Injures Patients and Physicians.   Editorial, Sunday Republican (Springfield, MA),  B3, July 18, 1999.
  6. Boyd JW. Another Reason to Tax Tobacco.  Editorial, Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, MA), A8, August 8, 2001.
  7. Boyd JW. If you follow Falwell . . ..  Letter to the Editor, The Boston Globe, A20, September 19, 2001.
  8. Boyd JW. The War Over Here:  Anthrax Spreads Its Terror.  Letter to the Editor, The New York Times, A30, October 18, 2001.
  9. Boyd JW. Propitious time to adopt universal health care.  Letter to the Editor, Union News (Springfield, MA), A10, October 20, 2001.
  10. Boyd JW. “Anthrax:  Extracting Fact from Fear.”  com. October 22-30, 2001. (http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,180457,00.html).
  11. Boyd JW. “America at War:  The Anthrax Scare.”  Online Chat at WashingtonPost.com, Nov 6, 2001.  (http://discuss.washingtonpost.com/  wp-srv/zforum /01/attack_boyd110601.htm)
  12. Boyd JW. Bin Laden’s Glee, Our Disgust.   Letter to the Editor, The New York Times, A30, December 15, 2001.
  13. Boyd JW. Doctors, Ideals, and Bottom Lines.   Letter to the Editor, The New York Times, A26, May 3, 2002.
  14. Boyd JW. Alert:  Civil Rights in Danger.  Letter to the Editor, The Boston Globe, E10, September 15, 2002.
  15. Boyd JW. The Perilous Road to Baghdad: What Awaits. Letter to the Editor, The New York Times, A16, March 26, 2003.
  16. Boyd JW. Bush Should Bring the Troops Home.   Letter to the Editor, The Boston Globe, A14, August 21, 2003.
  17. Boyd JW. Single-payer health care would be fair to all.  Editorial, Sunday Republican (Springfield, MA), C5, November 16, 2003.
  18. Boyd JW. Holistic Medicine Can Have Side Effects, too.  Hampshire Life.  5, 27, December 5, 2003.
  19. Boyd JW. Faulting Bush on gas prices.   Letter to the Editor, The Boston Globe, A14, April 1, 2004.
  20. Boyd JW. Arrest Won’t Make Americans Safer.  Letter to the Editor, The Boston Globe,  A14, May 10, 2005.
  21. Boyd JW. Drug Treatments for Schizophrenia.  Letter to the Editor, The New York Times, A16, September 23, 2005.
  22. Boyd JW. The Drug Plan:  Dead on Arrival?  Letter to the Editor, The New York Times, A26, January 19, 2006.
  23. Boyd JW. ‘Natural’ Aids Can Ail You Too.  Letter to the Editor, The Boston Globe, A14, June 2, 2006.
  24. Boyd JW. The Iraq Factor.  Letter to the Editor, The Boston Globe, D10, November 12, 2006.
  25. Boyd JW. The Costs of Healthcare Reform.  Letter to the Editor, The Boston Globe, F10, January 21, 2007.
  26. Boyd JW. Transmen, Women’s Schools.   Letter to the Editor, The Boston Globe Magazine, 10, May 6, 2007.
  27. Boyd JW. Here is One Exit Strategy (for the U.S. to Get Out of Iraq).  Letter to the Editor, The Boston Globe, A12, September 15, 2007.
  28. Boyd JW. Perspective:  Doctors, Torture, and the War.  Physicians Have the Power to Prevent More Prisoner Abuses.  The First Step:  Educate Thyself.  The Boston Globe Magazine, 8, October 28, 2007.
  29. Boyd JW. To Our Health, in the New Year.  Letter to the Editor, The New York Times, A26, December 21, 2007.
  30. Boyd JW. Matters of Medical Concern:  Psychiatry’s Unhealthy Ties to Drug Industry.  Letter to the Editor, The Boston Globe, A8, April 11, 2009.
  31. Boyd JW. Health Insurers in the Mix.  Letter to the Editor, The Boston Globe, K10, July 5, 2009.
  32. Boyd JW. Limits to What a Psychiatrist Can Do.   Letter to the Editor, The Boston Globe, A14, August 19, 2010.
  33. Boyd JW. Profits Should Not be Put Ahead of Patients’ Well-Being.   Letter to the Editor, The Boston Globe, K9, February 10, 2013.
  34. Boyd JW. Lapses in Ethical Training may be at the Root of Psychologists’ Role in Interrogations.   Letter to the Editor, The Boston Globe, A9, July 14, 2015.
  35. Boyd JW. The Only Prescription is to Remove Insurers from the Health Care System.   Letter to the Editor, The Boston Globe, A11, May 20, 2016.
  36. Boyd JW. America’s Lasting Shame:  The Torture of Detainees.  Letter to the Editor, The New York Times, A20, October 13, 2016.
  37. Patel N and Boyd JW. Time to Legalize Cannabis:  A Public Health Perspective (Guest Viewpoint). Op-Ed.  Springfield RepublicanOctober 20, 2016.
  38. Boyd JW. Fleeing Domestic or Gang Violence?  No Asylum.  Letter to the Editor, The New York Times, A26, June 14, 2018.
  39. Boyd JW. No place for overreach in marijuana crackdowns in the workplace. Letter to the Editor, The Boston Globe, A16, January 3, 2019.

Report of Scholarship

Peer Reviewed Scholarship in print or other media:

Research Investigations

  1. Boyd JW, Himmelstein DU, Woolhandler S. The Tobacco/Health Insurance Connection.  The Lancet, July 8, 1995, 346 (8967):
  2. Lasser K, Boyd JW, Woolhandler S, Himmelstein DU, McCormick D, Bor D. Smoking and Mental Illness:  a Population Based Prevalence Study.  November 22/29, 2000, 284 (20):  2606-2610.
  3. Boyd JW, Himmelstein DU, Lasser K, McCormick D, Bor D, Cutrona S, Woolhandler S. S. Medical Student Knowledge Regarding the Military Draft, the Geneva Conventions, and Military Medical Ethics.  International Journal of Health Services.  Winter 2007, 37 (4):  643-650.
  4. Himmelstein DU, Lasser KE, McCormick D, Bor DH, Boyd JW, Woolhandler Lack of Health Coverage Among U.S. Veterans From 1987 to 2004.  American Journal of Public Health. December 2007, 97 (12):  2199-2203.
  5. Wilper A, Woolhandler S, Boyd JW, Lasser KE, McCormick D, Bor DH, Himmelstein DU. The Health and Health Care Of U.S. Prisoners: A Nationwide Survey.   American Journal of Public Health.  April 2009; 99 (4):  1-7.
  6. Mohan AJ, Woolhandler S, Himmelstein DU, McCormick D, Boyd JW. Health and Life Insurance-Industry Investments in Fast Food. American Journal of Public Health.  June 2010;100(6):1029-30. Epub 2010 Apr 15.
  7. Griswold T, Bullock C, Gaufberg E, Albanese M, Bonilla P, Dvorak R, Epelbaum C, Givon L, Kueppenbender K, Joseph R, Boyd JW* and Shtasel D*. Psychiatry in the Harvard Medical School-Cambridge Integrated Clerkship—An Innovative Year Long Program.  Academic Psychiatry 2012; 36:  380-387.
  8. Boyd JW, LoCicero A, Malowney M**, Aldis R**, Marlin R.  Failing Ethics 101:  Psychologists, the US Military Establishment, and Human Rights.  International Journal of Health Services.  2014; 44 (3):  609-619.
  9. Malowney M**, Keltz S, Fischer D**, Boyd JW.  Availability of outpatient psychiatric care: A simulated patient study across three U.S. cities.  Psychiatric Services.  2014; 66 (1):  94-96.
  1. Zaman T**, Malowney M**, Knight J, Boyd JW. Co-Occurrence of Substance-Related and Other Mental Health Disorders Among Adolescent Cannabis Users.  Journal of Addiction Medicine 2015; 9 (4):  317–321.
  2. Locicero A, Marlin R, Hull-Patterson D, Sweeney N, Gray B, Boyd JW.  Enabling Torture: APA, Clinical Psychology Training, and the Failure to Disobey.  Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology.  2016; 22 (4):  345-355.
  3. Cama S, Malowney M**, Bodurtha Smith AJ, Spottswood M, Cheng E**, Ostrowsky L, Rengifo J, Boyd JW. Availability of Outpatient Mental Health Care by Pediatricians & Child Psychiatrists in 5 U.S. Cities.  International Journal of Health Services.  2017;  Jan 1:  0020731417707492
  4. Welsh JW, Knight J, Malowney M**, Schram P, Sherritt L, Boyd JW. Association between Substance Use Diagnoses and Psychiatric Disorders in an Adolescent and Young Adult Clinic-Based Population.  Journal of Adolescent Health.  2017; 60 (6):  648-652.
  5. Cheng E**, Hirsh D, Gaufberg E, Griswold T, Boyd JW. Findings from the Harvard Medical School Cambridge Integrated Clerkship, a Year-Long Longitudinal Psychiatry Experience.  Academic Psychiatry.  2017; June: 1-5.
  6. Lawson N and Boyd JW. Do state physician health programs encourage referrals that violate the Americans with Disabilities Act?  International Journal of Law and Psychiatry. 2018.  56 (Jan-Feb):  65-70.
  7. Patel N**, Sreshta N**, Marlin RP, Frank A, and Boyd JW. Psychiatric resident participation in an Asylum Clinic: A single-institutional experience.  Academic Psychiatry.  2018: 1-5.
  8. Flavin L**, Zallman L, McCormick D, Boyd JW. Review of Medical Expenditures of Immigrant Populations in the United States.  International Journal of Health Services.  2018 Oct.  48 (4):  601-621.
  9. Moses L, Malowney M**, Boyd JW. Ethical Conflict and Moral Distress in Veterinary Practice: A Survey of North American Veterinarians.  Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.  2018 Nov.  32 (6):  2115-2122.
  10. Lawson N and Boyd JW. How broad are state physician health program criteria for impairment?  Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy.    13 (1):  30.
  11. Flavin L**, Malowney M**, Patel N**, Alpert M, Cheng E**, Noy G, Samuelson S, Sreshta N** Boyd JW, Availability of Buprenorphine Treatment in 10 States with the Highest Drug Overdose Death Rates in the United States. Journal of Psychiatric Practice.  In press.

*co-senior authors

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Other Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Boyd JW. The Place of Science in Medical Education.  Pharos, Spring 1991, 54 (2): 7-9.
  2. Boyd JW. Narrative Constructions and Sanity in Dostoevsky and Freud.  The Journal of Medical Humanities, Winter 1991, 12 (4):  163-171.
  3. Boyd JW. The Physician’s Oath and its Apology.  North Carolina Medical Journal, December 1992, 53 (12):  623-624.  (Invited comments follow the main text.)
  4. Boyd JW. Narrative Aspects of a Doctor-Patient Encounter.  The Journal of Medical Humanities, Spring 1996, 17 (1):  5-15.
  5. Boyd JW, Himmelstein DU, Woolhandler S. Health Insurance Industry Investments In Tobacco:  Is That “Piece of a Rock” a Granite Headstone?  Managing Employee Health Benefits, Spring 1996;  94-95.
  6. Boyd JW. Stories of Illness:  Authorship in Medicine.  Psychiatry:  Interpersonal and Biological Processes. 1997, 60 (Winter 97):  347-359.
  7. Boyd JW. The Human Toll of Managed Care.  Pharos, Winter 1997, 60 (1):  32-34.
  8. Boyd JW. Managed Care Folly–Time to End the Silence.    Fall 1998, 61 (4):  28-29.
  9. Boyd JW. The Evangelizing Patient. Virtual Mentor:  Ethics Journal of the AMA, May 2005. http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/14981.html. Accessed May 3, 2005.
  10. Boyd JW. The Somatizing Psychiatric Patient in the Medical ER.  Virtual Mentor:  Ethics Journal of the AMA. http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/.html.  March 2008. 
  11. Boyd JW and Knight JR. Ethical and Managerial Issues in State Physician Health Programs.  Journal of Addiction Medicine. 6(4):243-246, December 2012.  doi: 10.1097/ADM.0b013e318262ab09
  12. Epelbaum C, Orozco-Hershey A, Boyd JW, Bonilla P, Aisenberg G, Givon L. Perfect Storm:  Illness, Stress and Culture in a Foreign Land.  Harvard Review of Psychiatry 2015; 23 (1):  38-50.
  13. Boyd JW. Deciding Whether to Refer a Colleague to a Physician Health Program. AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:888-893
  14. Boyd JW. Force Feeding Prisoners Is Wrong. AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:904-908.
  15. Boyd JW. A Call for National Standards and Oversight of State Physician Health Programs. Journal of Addiction Medicine. 2015; 9 (6):  431-432.
  16. Boyd JW.  State Physician Health Programs Require National Standards and External Oversight.  Journal of Psychiatry.  2016: 346.
  17. Boyd JW. The United States Should Keep its Borders Open to Refugees. Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics Journal.  2017; 1 (1): 1-6.
  18. Boyd JW and Davies E. The urgent need to recognize and value academic labor:  Two Harvard professors share their thoughts on the latest from the US Republican Party’s tuition waiver tax plan.   Available at:  http://blogs.nature.com/naturejobs/2017/12/11/the-urgent-need-to-recognize-and-value-academic-labor/
  19. Grilley Green E, Truog R, Boyd JW. How Ought Health Care Be Allocated?  Two Proposals for Solutions Provide Fuel for National Debate.  Perspectives in Biology and Medicine.  In press.

Non-peer reviewed scientific or medical publications/materials in print or other media:

Chapters

  1. Boyd JW. Professional Behavior.  In: Albucher RC, editor.  Just the Facts—Psychiatry.  New York:  McGraw-Hill. 2008.
  2. Boyd JW.   In: Albucher RC, editor.  Just the Facts—Psychiatry.  New York:  McGraw-Hill. 2008.
  3. Boyd JW. Medical and Psychiatric Malpractice.  In: Albucher RC, editor.  Just the Facts—Psychiatry.  New York:  McGraw-Hill. 2008.
  4. Boyd JW and Knight JR. Chapter 43:  Substance Use Disorders Among Physicians.  In: Galanter M and Kleber HD, editors.  Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, 4th  American Psychiatric Press.  Washington, DC.  2008.  5th Edition Updated 2015.
  5. Boyd JW and Knight JR. Physicians and Other Health Professionals.  In: Ruiz P and Strain E, editors.  Lowinson & Ruiz’s Substance Abuse:  A Comprehensive Textbook, Fifth Edition.  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA: 2011.
  6. Boyd JW, Harris S, and Knight JR. Screening and Brief Interventions for the Addiction Syndrome:  Considering the Vulnerability of Adolescence.  In: Howard Jeffrey Shaffer, PhD, Editor-in-Chief.  APA Addiction Syndrome Handbook, APA Press. Washington, DC:
  7. Mohan AV, McCormick D, Woolhandler S, Himmelstein DU, and Boyd JW. Life and Health Insurance Investments in Fast Food.  In: Estes CL, Chapman SA, Dodd C, Hollister B, Harrington C, editors. Health Policy:  Crisis and Reform, Sixth Edition.   Jones & Bartlett Learning.  Burlington, MA:
  8. Boyd JW and Knight JR. Drug Testing Adolescents in School. In: Ries R, Fiellin D, Miller S, Saitz R.  The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine, 5th  Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.  Philadelphia, PA:  2014.
  9. Boyd JW. Drug Testing Adolescents in School. In: Herron A.  Principles of Addiction Medicine:  The Essentials.  2nd  Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.  Philadelphia, PA.  2015.
  10. Boyd JW.   In: Marcinko DE and Hetico HR.  Risk Management, Liability Insurance, and Asset Protection Strategies for Doctors and Advisors: Best Practices from Leading Consultants and Certified Medical Planners.  Taylor & Francis Group.  New York, NK.  2015.
  11. Boyd JW and Knight JR. Drug Testing Adolescents in School. In: Ries R, Fiellin D, Miller S, Saitz R.  The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine, 6th  Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.  Philadelphia, PA:  In press.
  12. Boyd JW. Physician Substance Abuse and Addictive Behaviors.  In: Brower K and Riba M.  Physician Mental Health and Well-Being: Research and Practice.    New York, NY.  2017.
  13. Pugatch M, Knight JR, Buynitsky T, and Boyd JW. Effective inpatient and outpatient models of treatment for youth drug problems.  In Oxford Handbook of Adolescent Substance Abuse.  Oxford University Press, New York, NY.
  14. Welsh J, Shentu Y, Boyd JW. Substance Use Disorders.  In Riba M, Parikh S, and Greden J.  Mental Health in the Workplace:  Strategies and Tools to Optimize Outcomes.    New York, NY.  2018.
  15. Boyd JW. A Call for Fairness and Oversight of Physician Health Programs: A Physician Health Program Case Study.  In Phelan A, Andrew L, and Manion K.  Physician Interrupted.
  16. Boyd JW. Drug Testing Adolescents in School. In: Herron AJ and Brennan TK.  Principles of Addiction Medicine:  The Essentials.  3rd  Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.  Philadelphia, PA.  In press.

Monographs, articles, and editorials

  1. Boyd JW. Rethinking Historiography:  Myth and History as Aspects of Narratology.  Excursus:  A Review of Religious Studies, Aug. 1988; 1: 10-13.
  2. Boyd JW. Liminality in the Oedipus Myth.  Excursus:  A Review of Religious Studies, May 1991; 4:  21-26.
  3. Boyd JW. My Initiation into Psychiatric Outreach.  Psychiatric Times, July 1994; 11(7):
  4. Boyd JW. Worlds of Significance.  Psychiatric Times, June 1995; 12(6):  36-37
  5. Boyd JW. The Authority of Suicidality.  Psychiatric Times, March 1996; 13(3):  34
  6. Boyd JW. Managed Mental Health Care–Capitalism Ad Nauseum.  Psychiatric Times, March 1998; 15(3):
  7. Boyd JW. Whose Side Are We On?  Psychiatric Times, July 1998; 15(7):
  8. Boyd JW. Throwing Up.  Iris:  The UNC Journal of Medicine, Literature, and Visual Art.    No. 4:  54-56.
  9. Boyd JW. Nineteen Eighty Four.  Psychiatric Times.  March 2000; 17(3):  56
  10. Boyd JW and Lasser KL. Tobacco Madness.  Psychiatric Times, October 2001; 18(10):  1,6
  11. Boyd JW.  Ethics Forum:  Medical Ethics Does not and Should not Derive from Religion.  American Medical News. July, 2005:
  12. Boyd JW. Sometimes it’s Best Not to be too Sociable.  Psychiatric Times, July 2006; 23 (7), 60
  13. Boyd JW and Knight JR. Pain Disorders in Physicians.  Massachusetts Medical Society Newsletter.  March 2009.
  14. Boyd JW. An Unusual Side Effect.  Psychiatric Times.  February 2010; 27(2), 46.
  15. Boyd JW. Torture and Education:  American Psychological Association.  Torture: Asian and Global Perspectives.  March 2017; 1 (6):  42-45.

Letters to the Editor

  1. Boyd JW, Himmelstein DU, Woolhandler S. Research Letter:  Investment of Health Insurers and Mutual Funds in Tobacco Stocks.  August 9, 2000; 28 (6):  697.
  2. Lasser KE and Boyd JW. Varenicline and Mental Health.  The Lancet. October 4, 2008; 372 (9645):1218-1219.
  3. Boyd JW, Himmelstein DU, Woolhandler S. Insurance Industry Investments in Tobacco.    June 4, 2009; 360(23):  2483-2484.
  4. Boyd JW, Linsenmeyer A, Woolhandler S, Himmelstein DU, Nardin R. The Crisis in Mental Health Care:  A Preliminary Study of Access to Psychiatric Care in Boston.  Annals of Emergency Medicine.  2011 Aug; 58(2):  218-9.
  5. Nardin R, Zallman L, Frank C, Day B, Boyd JW. United States medical students’ health insurance coverage for mental health and substance abuse treatment.  JAMA.  2011; 306(9):  931-933.
  6. Funkenstein A**, Malowney M**, Boyd JW. Insurance Prior Authorization Approval Does Not Substantially Lengthen the Emergency Department Length of Stay for Patients With Psychiatric Conditions.  Annals of Emergency Medicine.  May 2013, 61 (5):  596-597.
  7. Zaman T**, Boyd JW. Cannabis and ADHD.  Journal of Addiction Medicine.  In press.
  8. Funkenstein A**, Hartselle S, Boyd JW. Prior Authorization for Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Patients Deemed to be in Need of Inpatient Psychiatric Admission. American Journal of Emergency Medicine.  2016 May 34 (5):  915-916.
  9. Lawson N, Boyd JW. Physician Health Program Outcome Data Should be Viewed With Caution.  Judges’ Journal.  2018 Nov.
  10. Lawson N, Boyd JW. Flaws in the Methods and Reporting of Physician Health Program Outcome Studies.  General Hospital Psychiatry.  2018 54:  65-66.
  11. Boyd JW. Caution is Warranted When Engaging with a State Physician Health Program: Comment on “A Retrospective Cross-Sectional Review of Resident Care-Seeking at a Physician Health Program.”  Academic Psychiatry.  2018 Oct 42 (5):  733-4.
  12. Lawson N, Kalet A, Boyd JW. Avoiding Discrimination Against Physicians With Physical or Mental Disorders.  Academic Medicine.  2019 94 (1):  8
  13. Lawson N, Boyd JW. Why Do Physician Health Programs Not Want Physicians to Be Aware of Their Employment Rights?  Annals of Internal Medicine.  In press.

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Professional Educational Materials or Reports, in print or other media:

Nonprint Materials

  1. Boyd JW. Narrowing the pay Gap between Primary Care physicians and Specialists.  Health Care Cost Monitor, The Hasting Center Report.  http://healthcarecostmonitor.thehastingscenter.org/wesleyboyd/narrowing-the-pay-gap-between-primary-care-physicians-and-specialists.  Posted October 16, 2009.
  2. Boyd JW. Prior authorization for child and adolescent psychiatric patients deemed to be in need of inpatient psychiatric admission http://atlasofscience.org/prior-authorization-for-child-and-adolescent-psychiatric-patients-deemed-to-be-in-need-of-inpatient-psychiatric-admission.  Posted April 20, 2016.

Dissertation:

1992    Boyd JW.  A reading of Dostoevsky in light of Nietzsche’s conception of Ressentiment:  narrative, Christianity, and community.  Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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