Matthew Boyce, M.Sc.

Ph.D. Student


Matthew (Matt) Boyce is a Ph.D. student in the Global Infectious Diseases Program at Georgetown University. Prior to beginning his doctoral work, Matt worked as a staff member at the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University from 2017 – 2020, where he contributed to a number of projects, including tools and datasets housed in the Georgetown Infectious Disease Atlas, and the Center’s work on urban pandemic preparedness, deliberate biological events, synergies between Global Fund activities and health security, the control of neglected tropical diseases, and response efforts to the COVID-19 pandemic. He also played an integral role in planning the Global Health Security Seminar Series and the inaugural Global Health Security Conference (GHS 2019).

Matt graduated with distinction from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015 with a B.S. in Integrative Biology Honors, a minor in chemistry, and a research certificate. In 2017, he received an M.Sc. degree in Global Health from the Duke Global Health Institute. His thesis focused on the use of malaria rapid diagnostic tests in Sub-Saharan Africa. During his time at Duke, he worked as a research assistant and spent three months in western Kenya conducting malaria research with community health workers. While at Duke, Matt also earned a Certificate in Sustainable International Development Policy from the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy.

His primary research interests include infectious diseases, health economics and financing, sustainable capacity building, health policy, and local-level public health preparedness, especially in cities and urban environments.