Boyce, Reyes Pen Commentary on Automated Verbal Autopsy Data Collection

Ross Boyce, MD, and Raquel Reyes, MD, both assistant professors of infectious diseases, wrote a commentary titled “Implementing and scaling verbal autopsies: into the unknown” for the journal BMC Medicine.

Boyce, Reyes Pen Commentary on Automated Verbal Autopsy Data Collection click to enlarge Ross Boyce, MD
Boyce, Reyes Pen Commentary on Automated Verbal Autopsy Data Collection click to enlarge Raquel Reyes, MD

Ross Boyce, MD, assistant professor in the division of infectious diseases, and Raquel Reyes, MD, assistant professor in the division of hospital medicine -- both in the UNC Department of Medicine -- wrote a commentary titled “Implementing and scaling verbal autopsies: into the unknown” in the journal BMC Medicine. It is a perspective piece related to a BMB Medicine research article in the same issue, titled, “Automated verbal autopsy: from research to routine use in civil registration and vital statistics systems.”

Dr. Boyce’s research focuses on the epidemiology of malaria and vector-borne diseases in East Africa, particularly in rural, underserved communities. He is interested in the expanding field of implementation science with the intent of developing and operationalizing evidence-based practices to improve care delivery and optimize limited resources.

Dr. Reyes’ research and clinical interests are inspired by her particular commitment to women and children’s health in resource-poor settings at home and abroad.