Chelsea Boyd

Chelsea Boyd, MS is a research associate in harm reduction policy at the R Street Institute. Her work focuses on applying harm reduction to tobacco control, substance use and sexual health policy to improve public health. She received her master’s degree in Epidemiology from the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health.

Comprehensive Sexuality Education Is Harm Reduction

Harm reduction and sexual health have been linked since harm reduction’s birth as a means to decrease the spread of…

June 24, 2020

American Lung Association’s “Quit, Don’t Switch” Campaign a Big Mistake

Nearly 70 percent of smokers say they want to quit. In an effort to help them, the American Lung Association…

January 8, 2020

Vapes and Lung Disease: The CDC’s Lesson in How Not to Handle an Illness Outbreak

Optimally resolving a nationwide outbreak of any illness involves the cooperation of not only countless local, state and federal agencies,…

November 7, 2019

Federal Court Ruling Threatens Smaller Vape Companies’ Survival

Smaller manufacturers of vaping products face a major obstacle to survival after the release a few weeks ago of long-overdue application guidelines for market…

August 1, 2019

Widespread Anti-Smoker Stigma Is Harmful, as Well as Wrong

Adult smokers are a highly stigmatized population, yet people rarely acknowledge that this is the case. The denial of this…

March 27, 2019