Chelsea Boyd assists the director of harm reduction with research and writing projects related to tobacco and opioids.

Prior to joining R Street, she was an intern in the peer review office at The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Her project at PCORI involved evaluating principal investigators’ experience with the institute’s unique peer review process. Before PCORI, she was a research assistant at the District of Columbia Center for AIDS Research.

Chelsea earned her bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary liberal arts with minors in economics and mathematics from Colorado State University. She will earn her master’s in epidemiology from George Washington University in May 2019.

She lives in Washington, D.C. and back in her home state of Colorado she has one pet: a horse named Tag-You’re It!


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