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Kearsley Stewart

Duke University

Kearsley (Karrie) Stewart, Ph.D., joined the Duke Global Health Institute in 2013 with a secondary appointment in Cultural Anthropology. She previously taught at Northwestern University, worked at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta 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 the research ethics of HIV/AIDS clinical trials in Africa, global health pedagogy, and global health humanities. Her research is supported by grants from NIH, NSF, and Fulbright. Stewart 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 new member of the Duke University Library Council.