Jeffrey Joyce, Ph.D.


Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, Florida State University
Member, OneFlorida+ Executive and Steering Committees

Dr. Joyce has been engaged in biomedical research, graduate education and research administration for more than 30 years. He has been a leader in interdisciplinary research programs at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (Philadelphia, PA) and Sun Health Research Institute (Sun City, AZ), where he served as Associate Director of Sun Health Research Institute., and senior scientist for the Thomas H. Christopher Parkinson’s Disease Research Center. He also directed a Center without walls for Parkinson’s disease research. In 2007 he established the Division of Research at Maricopa Integrated Health System in Phoenix, AZ where he served as Director until 2012. He also was appointed Research Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine − Phoenix and Associate Professor in School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering at Arizona State University (Tempe). In 2012 Dr. Joyce began serving as Vice President for Research at Kansas City University, and Professor of Pharmacology. He assumed the role of Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs in 2017.  An internationally known researcher and pharmaceutical consultant in central nervous system drug discovery, Joyce’s work has led to target development for drug discovery in both schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease. He has published over 150 original papers and book chapters in a diverse arena of neuroscience topics. He has been awarded more than 25 federal, state and pharmaceutical industry grants and has served on multiple review boards for National Institutes of Health, Veteran’s Administration, and Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute.