Angela Boy, DrPH
Angie Boy, DrPH is the Program Manager for Prevention and Education at the Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing the implementation of multiple projects related to child abuse and neglect including child sex trafficking, prevention of child sexual abuse, and mandated reporting of child abuse and neglect. Dr. Boy directly manages a partnership program with the Division of Family and Children’s Services designed to provide training on medically based topics to frontline DFCS staff. She also oversees the management of a DFCS/CHOA partnership that is working to build a network of medical providers around the state who can provide exams for children who are suspected victims of abuse and/or neglect. Dr. Boy is working with the Blank Center’s Child Abuse Pediatrics fellow on research related to racial disparities in reporting of suspected child abuse and neglect.
Dr. Boy also serves as the co-leader of the Intentional Injury Work Group for the Children’s Injury Prevention Program (ChIPP). This work group is focusing on two areas of intentional injury: firearm use and non-accidental trauma. ChIPP’s research in these two areas is two-fold. The first project is focusing on the impact of gun safety education and safety equipment giveaways on the sustained use of gun safety behaviors in adults. The second area of research focuses on healthcare provider use of non-accidental trauma screening tools in the emergency department and how to make those tools more effective.
Prior to coming to Children’s Healthcare, Angie worked for the GA Coalition Against Domestic Violence as the Project Connect Coordinator. In this position, she oversaw GA’s participation in a national initiative focusing on domestic violence and women’s health. Angie completed her doctoral work at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Her research centered on the experiences of Latina victims of domestic violence. Dr. Boy has 15 years of experience in the field of family violence and has a special interest in the impacts of family violence on mothers and their children.