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Kearsley Stewart

Professor of the Practice, Global Health
Professor of the Practice, Cultural Anthropology
Faculty Associate, Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine
Faculty Associate, Duke Science and Society MA Program
Co-Director, Franklin Humanities Institute, Health Humanities Lab
Duke Global Health Institute
Trent 239
(919) 681-8811
Kearsley Stewart,


Kearsley A. Stewart, Ph.D., is Professor of the Practice at Duke University with joint appointments in the Duke Global Health Institute and Cultural Anthropology.  She previously taught at Northwestern University, worked at the Centers for Disease Control as a behavioral scientist, and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies.  Her dissertation focused on adolescent HIV/AIDS in Uganda.  In addition, she implemented the first voluntary HIV rapid testing and counseling clinic in a rural area of Uganda and spearheaded changes in national HIV testing policies.  Stewart’s current research interests include research ethics of HIV/AIDS clinical trials in Africa, HIV testing for adolescents in Zimbabwe, global health pedagogy, and global health humanities.  Her research is supported by grants from NIH, NSF, and Fulbright.  She currently teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in global health research ethics, ethics of infectious disease, narrative methods in HIV/AIDS research, and qualitative global health research methods.  She is Co-Director of the Duke Health Humanities Lab, faculty associate with the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities and History of Medicine, and a member of the Duke University Library Council. 



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