Derek Boyd is a Ph.D. student in biological anthropology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His research interests within biological anthropology broadly include human skeletal biology, paleopathology, bioarchaeology, and forensic anthropology. In May of 2013, he received his B.A. degree in anthropology from California State University (CSU), Fullerton. Derek subsequently enrolled in the M.A. program in anthropology at CSU Chico in the fall of 2013. While enrolled, he assisted with the forensic recovery and analysis of human skeletal remains through the CSU Chico Human Identification Lab. In the summer of 2014, Derek served as the Forensic Anthropology Intern at the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences in Houston, Texas. In 2015, Derek served as a co coordinator for the 12th Chico Forensic Conference. In July of 2015, he traveled to London to collect data for his M.A. thesis at the Museum of London, Centre for Human Bioarchaeology. His thesis research examined patterns of socioeconomic status differences in access to treatment for traumatic injuries in Industrial-era London. He also examined how differences in treatment influenced observed patterns of accumulative skeletal trauma. Following the defense of this research, Derek received his M.A. degree in anthropology from California State University, Chico, in May of 2016.
Human skeletal biology, paleopathology, bioarchaeology, forensic anthropology, human rights, medical archaeology, injury recidivism, infectious disease, disaster victim identification, mass fatality management, stable isotopes
M.A. Anthropology, With Distinction, California State University, Chico, 2016
- Thesis: Putting Fracture Reduction on Repeat: An Analysis of the Long-Term Health Consequences of Differential Treatment in Industrial-era London.
B.A. Anthropology, Summa Cum Laude, California State University, Fullerton, 2013
Awards and Recognitions
2016 Office of Graduate Studies Student Research Grant. Award Total: $500.00.
2015 Sacramento Archaeological Society Student Scholarship. Award Total: $1,000.00.
2015 Office of Graduate Studies Student Research Grant. Award Total: $300.00.
2015 Forensic Science Foundation Student Scholarship Award. Award Total: $100.00.
2014 Office of Graduate Studies Student Research Grant. Award Total: $500.00.
2013 Faculty-Undergraduate Student Research/Creativity Activity Grant. Award Total: $1,000.00.
Nguyen, N., Fashing, P.J., Boyd, D.A., Barry, T.S., Burke, R.J., Goodale, C.B., Jones, S.C.Z., Kerby, J.T., Kellogg, B.S., Lee, L.M., Miller, C.M., Nurmi, N.O., Ramsay, M.S., Reynolds, J.D., Stewart, K.M., Turner, T.J., Venkataraman, V.V., Knauf, Y., Roos, C., and Knauf, S.
2015 Fitness Impacts of Tapeworm Parasitism on Wild Gelada Monkeys At Guassa, Ethiopia. American Journal of Primatology 76(5):579-594. DOI: 10.1002/ajp.22379.
Bartelink, E.J., Boyd, D.A., Cole, K.E., and Cirillo, L.
2015 Provenancing Human Remains and Dietary Reconstruction of a Pioneer Burial from Deadwood, South Dakota. Human Identification Laboratory, California State University-Chico, CA.
Willey, P., Boyd, D.A., Cirillo, L., and Perrone, A.
2014 Forensic Anthropology Reports on Skeletons from Marin County (Marin County Cases CR 13-303, CR 13-304, and CR 13-305). Human Identification Laboratory, California State University-Chico, Chico, CA.
Willey, P., and Boyd, D.A.
2013 Analysis and Verbal and Written Reports on Cremated Human Remains from Sacramento. Performed for Porter Scott Attorneys, November-December 2013. Human Identification Laboratory, California State University-Chico, Chico, CA.
Diaz, M., Bond, M., Cirillo, L., Broehle, K., Curry, J., Cox, M., Sgheiza, V., Boyd, D.A., and E.J. Bartelink.
2016 Dirty Jobs: The Dark Side of Forensic Recovery. Mountain, Desert, and Coastal Forensic Anthropology Meeting, May 25th, 2016.
MacInnes, H.M., Boyd, D.A., Milligan, C.F., and E.J. Bartelink
2016 The Recovery and Analysis of Human Remains from Vehicle Fires: Case Examples from the CSU Chico Human ID Lab. Co-presented at the Mountain, Desert, and Coastal Forensic Anthropology Meeting, May 26th, 2016.
Willey, P., Milligan, C.F., Clinkinbear, S., Gardner, K., Bond, M., Boyd, D.A., Broehle, K., Cirilo, L., Cole, K.E., Cox, M., Curry, J., Diaz, M., Hart, K., MacInnes, H.M., Sgheiza, V., Celentano, J., Metzker, C., and A. Tichinin
2016 The Valley Fire: How Many Casualties?! Mountain, Desert, and Coastal Forensic Anthropology Meeting, May 26th, 2016.
Boyd, D.A., and C.F. Milligan
2016 Just What the Doctor Ordered: Socioeconomic Status and Subsequent Injury in Industrial-Era London. Poster presented at the 85th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists.
2016 Anthropology Abroad: Investigations of Two Historic Cemetery Collections Housed at the Museum of London, Centre for Human Bioarchaeology. Podium presented at the Sacramento Archaeological Society’s Scholar’s Symposium.
2015 A Preliminary Analysis of Patterns of Injury and Treatment in Two Socioeconomically Disparate Communities from Post-Medieval London. Podium presented at the 3rd Anthropology Graduate Student Association Research Competition.
Boyd, D.A., Cole, K.E., MacInnes, H.L., Cirillo, L.E., and Bartelink, E.J.
2015 Diet and Mobility Patterns in Historic Pioneers from California: An Osteobiographical Approach. Podium presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Society for California Archaeology.
2015 Estimating the Postmortem Interval: A Validation Study of the Total Body Scoring Method Using Medicolegal Cases from Southeast Texas. Poster presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
Wiersema, J.M., Love, J.C., Derrick, S.M., Pinto, D.C., and Boyd, D.A.
2015 Standardized Descriptive Method for the Anthropological Evaluation of Fractures of the Adult Neurocranium. Poster presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
Bowser, B., Cole, K.E., Saldana, R., Wilson, G., Langenwalter, P., Boyd, D.A., Millet, S., Nguyen, Q., Ortega, C., Stockton, M., Tejeda, M., Tseng, W., and Tuyub, M.
2013 Early to Middle Holocene Foraging Choice: Re-analysis of Faunal Remains from CA-ORA-64. Poster presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Society for California Archaeology.
Boyd, D.A., Nguyen, N., and Fashing, P.J.
2013 Parasitic Swellings in Wild Geladas at Guassa, Ethiopia: Impacts on Survivorship and Reproduction. Poster presented at the 83rd Annual Meeting for the American Association of Physical Anthropology.
2012 Cemeteries and Graveyards: The Victorian War Zone. Poster presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Anthropological Association.