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Eric G. Boyce, PharmD

Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs


Phone: 209.946.3144
Website: Research and Scholarly Activity


BS in Pharmacy, University of Utah, 1975

PharmD, University of Utah, 1984

At Pacific Since: 2006

Eric G. Boyce, PharmD, originally from Canada, earned both his bachelor of science in pharmacy and his doctor of pharmacy from University of Utah. Dr. Boyce also completed a hospital residency at the University of Utah, adding to his experiences as a community pharmacist, hospital pharmacist, and clinical pharmacist. Prior to joining the University of the Pacific, he served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Utah's College of Pharmacy from 1976 to 1980, as faculty member at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy from 1984 to 2003, and as the Assistant Dean for Assessment at Wingate University's School of Pharmacy from 2003 to 2006.

His passion is helping students develop into leading health care professionals by imparting a strong knowledge base and the ability to effectively communicate. He helps students foster the skills needed to problem solve and care for patients in a professional manner. His goal is to provide an excellent experience for students that enables them to reach their full potential and explore the many possibilities for a career in helping to improve the well-being of others.

In addition to students, Dr. Boyce works with the faculty to help them improve their abilities to teach, serve and meet their career goals. His aim for the overall doctor of pharmacy program is for the students to have the resources needed to succeed academically and obtain the highest level of scholarship. He is inspired by his patients, students, colleagues and teachers.

Dr. Boyce is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. He originally went into the field of pharmacy because two of his friends were studying to become pharmacists. Outside of the classroom, Dr. Boyce enjoys running, hiking, golfing and photography.


Teaching Philosophy: “To engage students in meaningful and hopefully enjoyable ways to actively learn and apply knowledge, skills and appropriate behaviors.”


PHRM 167 - Therapeutics VII Endocrine / Musculoskeletal
PCSP 201 - Statistics & Experimental Design 
PCSP 258 - Learning, Teaching, Evaluation & Assessment


Research Summary: “I am interested in better understanding factors associated with student success and learning. Additionally, I am interested in understanding the benefits and risks associated with drug therapy in the treatment of arthritis and other disorders of joints and connective tissue.“

Full-text articles can be found at

Research Interests:

  • Educational Outcomes and Assessment
  • Rheumatology Therapeutics

Full-text articles can be found at

Boyce EG, Vyas D, Rogan EL, Valle-Oseguera CS, O'Dell KM. Impact of tofacitinib on patient outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis: review of clinical studies. Patient Related Outcome Measures 2016;7:1-12.

Valle-Oseguera CS, Boyce EG. Dentists and pharmacists: paradigm shifts and interprofessional collaborative practice models.  J Calif Dent Assoc. 2015:43(10):591-5.

Woelfel J, Patel R, Boyce E. Incorporating a geriatric care experience into the curriculum as an introductory pharmacy practice experience. Am J Pharm Educ 2011;75(6):Article 115.

Fulford M, Souza JM, Alston GL, McLaughlin J, Garavalia L, Franson K, Fowles M, Malhotra A, Szilagyi J, Kelley K, Castleberry A, Peeters M, Jenkins T, Bloom TJ, McDonough SK, DiVall M, March W, Dintzner M, Ried ID, Stratton T, Alkhateeb FM, Gettman D, Boyce E, Fox L, Doloresco F, Bernard D, Coyne L, Ofstad W, McEwen D, Bouldin A, Mintz K, Zeszorarski P.  Are you CAPE-A.B.L.E. Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Education: An Assessment Blueprint for Learning Experiences.  AACP Educational Resources - CAPE Educational Outcomes, 2014. 

ACCP, Harris IM, P Phillips B, Boyce E, Griesbach S, Hope C, Sanoski C, Sokos D, Wargo K. Clinical pharmacy should adopt a consistent process of direct patient care. Pharmacotherapy 2014;34(8):e133-1148. DOI: 10.1002/phar.1459.  Available at

Vyas D, O'Dell KM, Bandy JL, Boyce EG. Tofacitinib: the first Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Ann Pharmacotherapy 2013;47(11):1524-31.

Boyce EG, Fusco B. Belimumab: review of use in systemic lupus erythematosus. Clin Ther 2012;34(5):1006-22. DOI 10.1016/j.clinthera.2012.02.028.

Fuentes D, DeGuire N, Patel R, Boyce E. A Team public health research project for first-year pharmacy students to apply content from didactic courses. Am J Pharm Educ 2010;74(6):Article 99.

Greene J, Nuzum D, Boyce EG. Correlation of pre-pharmacy work experience in a pharmacy setting with performance in a Top 200 Drugs course. Currents Pharm Teaching Learning 2010;2:180-5.

Boyce EG, Halilovic J, Stan-Ugbene O. Golimumab: review of the efficacy and tolerability of a recently approved tumor necrosis factor-α inhibitor. Clin Ther 2010;32(10):1681-703.

Cavallari L Overholser B, Anderson D, Boyce E, Larry Buie L, Formea C, Gallagher J, Hayney M, Oestreich J. ACCP Commentary: Recommended basic science foundation necessary to prepare pharmacists to manage personalized pharmacotherapy. Pharmacotherapy 2010;30(6):228e-235e. Abstract: Pharmacotherapy 2010;30(6):626. Also available at:, accessed 4/7/10.

Boyce EG, Lawson LA.  Preprofessional curriculum in preparation for doctor of pharmacy educational programs. Am J Pharm Educ 2009;73(8):Article 155. Article available here:

Boyce EG, Burkiewicz JS, Haase MR, MacLaughlin EJ, Segal A, Chung EP, Chan LN, Barone JA, Durst SW, Wells BG. ACCP White Paper: Essential components of a faculty development program for pharmacy practice faculty. Pharmacotherapy 2008:28(10):245e-268e., accessed 9/16/08.

Boyce EG. Finding and using readily available sources of assessment data. Am J Pharm Educ 2008;72(5):Article 102.  doi:10.5688/aj7205102.

Bruce SP, Boyce EG. Update on abatacept: a selective costimulation modulator for rheumatoid arthritis. Ann Pharmacother 2007;41(7/8):1153-62.

Tassone DM, Boyce E, Guyer J, Nuzum D. Pregabalin: a novel γ-aminobutyric acid analogue in the treatment of neuropathic pain, partial-onset seizures, and anxiety disorders. Clin Ther 2007;29(1):26-48.

Boyce EG. Abatacept (Orencia®), the first T-lymphocyte co-stimulation modulator, for use in rheumatoid arthritis. Formulary 2006;41:322-326.

Boyce EG. Use and effectiveness of performance enhancing substances.  J Pharm Pract 2003;16:22-36.

Boyce EG, Vadher D. Challenges for pharmacists in sports medicine & pharmacy.  J Pharm Pract 2003;16:3-4