Visiting Professor: Ross Boyce

Dr. Ross Boyce is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine with a joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology at the Gillings School of Global Public Health.

His specialty is Infectious Diseases with most research focused on vector-borne diseases. He is currently visiting Mbarara University of Science and Technoloy (MUST) under the MUST- University of North Carolina (UNC) Research Collaboration where is a founding member.

Dr. Ross Boyce has been working with Assoc. Prof. Edgar Mulogo in the Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine at MUST since 2013. Most of the research implemented under the MUST- UNC partnership is primarily focused on malaria in rural communities with most of the field sites located in Kasese District.

Current projects include;

(i) a randomized controlled trial of insecticide-treated baby-wraps (i.e., “lesus”) to prevent malaria among young children

(ii) a NIH-funded cluster randomized controlled trial of interventions to reduce malaria after severe flooding.

Over the years, staff and student exchanges have been conducted to strengthen the MUST-UNC research collaboration. Dr. Ross Boyce hopes to continue growing the research enterprise in partnership with MUST. “I am particularly interested in engaging MUST faculty, trainees, and students in our research. Specifically, I would like to pursue more opportunities to mentor junior faculty and clinical trainees in fields such as clinical trials and One Health oriented research” he said.


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