Education and Experience


1966                   B.S. degree, Univ. of Washington

1970                   M.D. degree, Univ. of Washington

1977-1979       Infectious Diseases fellowship, Hermann Hospital, Houston, TX

Work History

1972-1974      CDC, Epidemic Intelligence Service

1974-1976     CDC, Bacterial Zoonoses Division

1979-1985     Infectious Diseases Div., Univ. of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS

1985-1999    Associate Director, Div. of Infectious Diseases, Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI

1999-2010   Chief, Infectious Diseases Section, Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, CT

1999-2012   Hospital Epidemiologist, Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, CT

2012-5/2015  Director, Hospital Epidemiology, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT 

2015-Present    President, J.M. Boyce Consulting, LLC

Expert Panels and Board Positions

1994     American Hospital Association, Panel on MRSA

2005-2006 Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Panel on Guide to Improve Hand Hygiene

2006-2009   Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Panel on Controlling MRSA

2006-2009   Joint Commission, Panel on Consensus Measurement of Hand Hygiene

2009-2011 Member, National Advisory Board, Institute for Interactive Patient Care

2016     CDC Hand Hygiene Technical Consulting Board

Guideline Activities

2002    Lead co-author,  HICPAC/SHEA/APIC/IDSA Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Healthcare

2003    Co-author, SHEA Guideline on Preventing Nosocomial Transmission of MRSA/VRE

2004-20011  Member, WHO Core Group for Hand Hygiene Guideline Development

Professional Society Appointments

Dr. Boyce served in the past as Chair, Division L (Nosocomial Infections), American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and was former President of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).

Internet Activities

He was Director of the Hand Hygiene Resources Center website from 2002 – 2012, and Director of Clean Hospitals website, and has given multiple webinars and teleconferences.

Publications and Invited Lectures

Dr. Boyce has published more than 130 peer-reviewed articles and 28 book chapters.  He has given invited lectures dealing with infectious diseases and infection control at multiple scientific conferences in 15 countries.

Consulting Services

He has provided consultation services to multiple manufacturers of hand hygiene products,  electronic hand hygiene monitoring systems, disinfectants for use on environmental surfaces, and automated devices for no-touch room decontamination.