Research Projects and Collaborations

Dr. Boyce's Projects

Dr. Boyce studies the use of informatics and pharmacoepidemiology to support safe and effective medication therapy, especially for older adults. He is currently the principal investigator of a project funded by the National Institute on Aging (K01AG044433) that has the long-term goal of developing an effective informatics intervention that prevents harm to nursing home residents from drug-drug interactions while avoiding known issues with drug-drug interaction alerting such as alert fatigue. He is also the principal investigator of project funded by the National Library of Medicine grant (1R01LM011838-01) to investigate a new paradigm that would reduce preventible medication errors by more effectively synthesizing existing PDDI knowledge, and more rapidly producing evidence to fill in knowledge gaps. He is a co-investigator on a pilot project investigating how to best present clinical pharmacogenomics statements to clinicians and patients. Dr. Boyce was a scholar in the AHRQ-funded University of Pittsburgh Comparative Effectiveness Research Program from 2010-2013. He currently serves as an ad hoc Scientific Merit Reviewer for PCORI and for multiple informatics journals. He co-leads the Knowledge Base Workgroup in the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics consortium, and is an invited expert to the Evidence Appraisal Workingroup for the 2013 AHRQ Drug-Drug Interaction Clinical Decision Support Conference Series and the W3C Health Care and Life Sciences Interest group.