Boyle Appointed Deputy Director of UCSF Global Health Sciences

Colin Boyle, MBA, has been appointed the first Deputy Director of UCSF Global Health Sciences.

Colin Boyle, MBA

Colin Boyle, MBA

Boyle comes to UCSF after 15 years with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he was a partner and managing director for the past eight years. He has worked extensively in global health, business management and strategy development, and over the past year has served as a BCG consultant on GHS strategic planning activities.

"I'm delighted to have the opportunity to join the GHS team, and to help UCSF continue to make important contributions to solving global health problems,” said Boyle, who will officially join GHS on Aug. 20. “The next several years promise to be very exciting ones for GHS, as we build on the strong foundation of our research and education programs. I look forward to working closely with the full GHS team to make sure UCSF remains a leader in academic global health."

The Deputy Director is a new position created upon the retirement of Chuck Smukler, the GHS Director of Administration, Finance and Operations for the past eight years. As Deputy Director, Boyle will have overall responsibility for administrative and mission support aspects of GHS activities at UCSF and throughout the world. Boyle will work very closely with GHS Executive Director Jaime Sepulveda, MD, MPH, DrSc, and lead faculty, playing a central role in helping the program grow.

“We are very fortunate to have someone with Colin’s considerable expertise and talents join our team,” said Sepulveda. “This is a key appointment for GHS as we grow our programs and strengthen our presence across UCSF and the Bay Area.”

Boyle joins GHS during a phase of rapid expansion. In less than 10 years of existence, GHS has grown from a handful of faculty and staff to 260, who work in San Francisco, across California and in more than 50 countries around the world. UCSF is home to the nation’s first masters degree program in Global Health Sciences, which continues to be in high demand into its fifth year, and is planning to add more education and training opportunities in the coming years.

In the coming years, GHS is expecting to add new programmatic activities to address global health inequities. Boyle will work closely with Sepulveda to develop formal international partnerships and to explore academic joint ventures. GHS is also expecting to double its current budget in five years from external funding, and a move to a new building on the Mission Bay campus in 2014 is in the works. Boyle will play a leadership role in advancing these objectives, and will oversee operations and administration across the GHS program.

Boyle has an MBA, a Masters of Public Policy and an undergraduate degree from Harvard University. He lives in Oakland with his family.