Dr. Brian Boyd is Director of the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project, a position he has held since 2018. He is only the third director of the influential research group in its 53-year history. Prior, he was the associate professor of occupational science and associate chair for research of the Department of Allied Health Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dr. Boyd was previously a fellow and investigator at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at UNC at Chapel Hill. He has been the principal or co-principal investigator of several grants funded by the National Institutes of Health and Institute of Education Sciences to develop and evaluate outcome measures as well as focused intervention practices and comprehensive treatment models for young children with autism.
Dr. Boyd’s areas of research include:
- Restricted, repetitive behaviors in autism
- Development and evaluation of behavioral interventions
- Identifying and disseminating evidence-based practices for young children with autism
- Community-based research