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Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases


Fellowship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2017
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2015
MSc., London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2012
MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 2015
American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, 2017

Clinical Interests

Dr. Boyce’s clinical interests include the diagnosis and management of vector-borne diseases with a particular focus on tick-borne diseases endemic to central North Carolina, including Ehrlichiosis and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

Research Interests

Dr. Boyce’s research focuses on the epidemiology of vector-borne diseases (i.e. malaria) in rural sub-Saharan Africa as well as the development of appropriate diagnosis and management tools.

Bio / personal statement

While the majority of my research takes place in western Uganda, I find great satisfaction helping North Carolinians struggling to find an answer to unexplained, yet often debilitating symptoms.  My starting point is always “something is wrong” and by the end of the visit, I aim to provide a constructive, evidence-based path forward. Visits do not always result in the diagnosis of an infectious disease, but I try my best to move us closer to a diagnosis, often with the help of my talented colleagues in fields such as Dermatology, Rheumatology, and Neurology.

Selected Bibliography (reverse chronological order)

Boyce, R, Sanfilippo AM, Boulos JM, Cleinmark M, Schmitz, J, Meshnick S.  Ehrlichia infections, North Carolina, USA, 2016. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2018: 24(11): 2087-2090. doi: 10.3201/ eid2411.180496.

Horstick, O, Boyce, R, Runge-Ranzinger, S. Building the evidence base for dengue vector control: Searching for certainty in an uncertain world. Pathogens and Global Health. 2018: 112(8): 395-403. doi: 10.1080/20477724.2018.1547541.

Boyce, R, Reyes, R, Keeler, C, Matte, M, Ntaro, M, Mulogo, E, Siedner, M. Anemia was an uncommon complication of severe malaria in a high-transmission, rural area of Western Uganda. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2018; 98(3): 683-691. doi:10.4269/ajtmh.17-0681.

Boyce, R, Reyes, R, Matte, M, Ntaro, M, Mulogo, E, Siedner, M. Use of a dual-antigen rapid diagnostic test to screen children for severe P. falciparum malaria in a high-transmission, resource-limited setting. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2017: 65(9): 1509-1515. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix592

Murungi, M, Fulton, T, Reyes, R, Matte, M, Ntaro, M, Mulogo, E, Juliano, J, Siedner, M, Boum, Y, Boyce, R. Improving the specificity of P. falciparum malaria diagnosis in high transmission settings with a two-step RDT and microscopy algorithm. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2017; 55(5): 1540-1549. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00130-17.

Boyce, R, Reyes, R, Mulogo, E, Ntaro, M, Matte, Metlay J, Band, L, Siedner, M. Severe flooding and malaria transmission in a highland area of Uganda: Implications for disease control in an era of global climate change. Journal Infectious Diseases. 2016: 214(9): 1403-1410. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiw363.

Boyce, R, Mitton, J, Chu, J, Finn, K. South Sudan to Martha’s Vineyard: Malaria. American Journal of Medicine. 2016: 129(2): 163-6. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2015.08.030

Boyce, R, Muiru, A, Reyes, R, Mulogo, E, Ntaro, M, Matte, M, Siedner, M. Impact of rapid diagnostic tests for the diagnosis and treatment of malaria at a peripheral health facility in Western Uganda: An interrupted time series analysis. Malaria Journal. 2015: 14: 203. doi: 10.1186/s12936-015-0725-0.

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