Patricia Boyce

Patricia Boyce, PhD, RN - University Dean for Health and Human Services  -  profile photo
  • University Dean for Health and Human Services, Nursing

Research Interests

  • Design, implementation and dissemination of evidence-based solutions to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of health care delivery.


  • PhD
  • MA
  • BS

Patricia Simino Boyce is CUNY’s University Dean for Health and Human Services (HHS).  She is responsible for a portfolio of more than 150 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs across CUNY’s 25 colleges and graduate schools, representing close to 50,000 enrolled students. Dr. Boyce provides strategic direction across CUNY’s HHS portfolio and collaborates with academic leadership, industry partners and key stakeholders to mobilize resources, best practices, partnerships and innovations to ensure distinction in CUNY’s academic programs and clinical experiences that drive career success for our students and meet industry needs for the healthcare, allied health, public health and human service fields.

Dr. Boyce, a New York State Registered Nurse, started her professional career as a critical care nurse at Bellevue Hospital.  She has since held a series of progressive leadership positions in health care systems, state and federal government, and the private sector, including: New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, Ernst & Young Healthcare Consulting, New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute, Massachusetts Health Policy Commission, and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


  • Boyce, P., Pace, K.B., Lauder, B. and Solomon, D.A. (2007). “The ReACH Collaborative: Improving Quality Home Care.” Caring: National Association for Home Care Magazine, 26(8): 44- 51.

  • Boyce, P.S. and Feldman, P.H. (2007). “ReACH National Demonstration Collaborative: Early Results of Implementation.” Home Health Care Services Quarterly, 26(4): 105-120.

  • Beich, J., Scanlon, D.P., and Boyce, P.S. (2010). “A Community-Level Effort to Motivate Physician Participation in the National Committee for Quality Assurance Diabetes Physician Recognition Program.” Population Health Management, 13(3): 131-138.

  • Fitzpatrick, E., Dennison, B., Bonam Welge, S., Hisgen, S., Boyce, P.S., and Waniewski, P. (2013). “Development of the Breastfeeding Quality Improvement in Hospitals (BQIH) Learning Collaborative in New York State.” Breastfeeding Medicine, Jun (8): 268-72.


  • Ph.D. – Medical Sociology The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, New York, NY

  • M.Phil. – Sociology The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, New York, NY

  • M.A. – Nursing Education College of Nursing, Steinhart School of Education, New York University, New York, NY

  • M.A. – Community Health Brooklyn College, The City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY

  • B.S. – Nursing Hunter College – Bellevue School of Nursing, The City University of New York, New York, NY