Ross Boyce, MD, MSc

Ross Boyce, MD, MSc, assistant professor in the division of infectious diseases, is currently leading a longitudinal study in Chatham County to understand how and why SARS-CoV-2 is spreading through this population — data that are direly needed since most of the current data rely on “imperfect disease markers,” or information about the disease that’s easier to access but may not tell the whole story.

“I think COVID has been largely associated with urban centers due to issues of population density and crowding,” said Boyce in an Endeavors article. “But I think some of those same risk factors are also at play in rural communities — and that shouldn’t be ignored.”

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