Edward Boyko, headshot
Adjunct Professor

Faculty Information

Education & Training: 
University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA
Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine
University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics
Chicago, IL
University of Washington, School of Public Health
Seattle, WA
Alpha Omega Alpha
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program Fellowship
Career Development Award, National Foundation for Ileitis and Colitis
Marquis Who's Who in the West
Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering
Marquis Who’s Who in America
Best Doctors in America
UWMC Award for Outstanding Mentorship
Gold Star Reviewer, Diabetes Care
American Diabetes Association Kelly M. West Award
Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 

Edward J. Boyko, MD, MPH, is a Staff Physician at VA Puget Sound Health Care System and a Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at UW. His research program focuses on the epidemiology of chronic illnesses, in particular type 2 diabetes risk factors and complications. He has held national and international positions including Associate Editor of Diabetes Care and the American Journal of Epidemiology; Chair of the NIH Kidney, Nutrition, Obesity, and Diabetes (KNOD) study section; and President of the International Diabetes Epidemiology Group. He recently served as Scientific Programme Chair of the 2019 International Diabetes Federation Meeting held in Busan, Korea, and he currently serves as Co-Chair of the International Diabetes Federation Atlas 10th Edition. He has received two mentorship awards from UW in recognition of his work in developing the careers of over 60 mentees.

Dr. Boyko currently leads several ongoing research projects. He is the Chair of CSP #505: Millennium Cohort Study, a prospective study jointly conducted by DoD and VA to investigate the health effects of military service that has enrolled over 250,000 participants and is planned to continue follow-up of participants until 2068. He has led the Million Veteran Program VA Puget Sound site since its inception in 2011, with more than 23,000 Veterans recruited from the Seattle and American Lake campuses to date. Dr. Boyko is also lead investigator of a VA All of Us site that opened in 2021, one of multiple VA sites around the country that aims to recruit veterans into this research program that is a key component of NIH’s precision medicine initiative. He turned his attention to COVID research with the onset of the pandemic and completed work funded by a VA rapid response award. Currently, Dr. Boyko is a co-PI of the VA COVID-19 Observational Research Collaboratory. Additionally, he continues to conduct research on two prospective studies that ended subject recruitments years ago: a VA-funded project assessing risk factors for diabetic foot complications, and an NIH-funded project entitled “Japanese American Community Diabetes Study.”

Research Interests

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Epidemiology
  • Diagnostic test methodology
  • Obesity
  • Visceral adiposity