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Assistant Professor of Medicine Assistant Professor of Epidemiology Faculty Fellow, Carolina Population Center

Areas of Interest

Vector-Borne Diseases,Tick-Borne Diseases, Malaria, Spatial Epidemiology


Dr. Boyce’s research focuses on the spatial and clinical epidemiology of malaria and other vector-borne diseases, particularly in rural, underserved communities. Current projects include (i) a NIH career development award (K23AI141764) that aims to develop more efficient methods of locating and targeting Anopheles mosquito breeding sites and (ii) a randomized controlled trial of insecticide-treated baby carriers, known as “lesus” in Uganda, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. He has previously receiving funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Thrasher Research Fund, among others. The driving force behind this work is the goal of developing and operationalizing evidence-based interventions to improve care delivery in resource-limited settings. More locally, Dr. Boyce leads a multi-disciplinary research collaboration, the Vector-Borne Disease Epidemiology, Ecology, and Response (VEER) Hub, focused on issues of tick- and mosquito-borne diseases endemic to North Carolina. The collaboration includes investigators from diverse fields including clinical medicine, epidemiology, immunology, entomology, geography, and veterinary science with partners at North Carolina State University, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the NC Division of Public Health, and Fort Bragg.

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate Davidson College
  • Medical School University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Residency Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Fellowship London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine​
Ross M. Boyce