Tom Boyce

Tom Boyce
Adjunct Professor

W. Thomas Boyce is Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry and heads the Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics at the the University of California, San Francisco. He was previously the Sunny Hill Health Centre/BC Leadership Chair in Child Development. He is also Co-Director of CIFAR's Child and Brain Development Program and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

Dr. Boyce spent 20 years at the University of California, as Professor of Epidemiology and Child Development and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research at the Berkeley School of Public Health and Professor of Pediatrics at UCSF. He has served as a member of Harvard University’s National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, UC Berkeley’s Institute of Human Development, as well as a founding co-Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Program at Berkeley and UCSF.

Dr. Boyce's research addresses the interplay among neurobiological and psychosocial processes leading to socially partitioned differences in childhood health and disease. His work has demonstrated how psychological stress and neurobiological reactivity to aversive social contexts operate conjointly to produce disorders of both physical and mental health in childhood populations.

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