Stuart Rennie, Ph.D.
PhD | University of Leuven, Belgium | Philosophy
MA | University of Leuven, Belgium | Anthropology
MA | University of Leuven, Belgium | Philosophy
Stuart Rennie is an Associate Professor in Social Medicine, a core faculty at UNC Center for Bioethics and an associate faculty at UNC Center for Health Equity Research. His background is in philosophy and medical anthropology, and his doctoral dissertation concentrated on the impact luck and chance can have on attributions of moral responsibility. Dr. Rennie’s current teaching, research and service interests focus on research ethics, public health ethics, and medical ethics, particularly in the context of the developing world. He is currently co-Principal Investigator of two NIH/Fogarty International Center bioethics capacity building projects, in the Central Francophone Africa (‘Building Bioethics Capacity and Justice in Health’) and South Africa (‘Advancing Research Ethics in Southern Africa’ or ARESA). He is co-Principal Investigator of a NIH-funded research project on the social and ethical implications of HIV cure research (searcHIV) and leads the ethics program of UNC’s Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). With the support of the NIH and collaboration of the Pacific Institute of Research and Evaluation (PIRE), Dr. Rennie is conducting research on the responsible conduct of HIV-related research among adolescents in western Kenya.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Extraordinary Associate Professor in Medicine2017, Appointed as “Extraordinary Associate Professor in Medicine” by Stellenbosch University for the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2020.
- Advancing Research Ethics in Southern Africa’ or ARESA | The Advancing Research Ethics training in Southern Africa (ARESA) program will promote responsible research in southern Africa by offering a postgraduate Diploma/Masters level educational program to health care and other professionals in research ethics and by developing a national network for Research Ethics Committee (REC) members.
- Social and ethical implications of HIV cure research (searcHIV) | searcHIV is a multi-site, multi-disciplinary working group focusing on investigating the biosocial implications of curing HIV infection.
- UNC’s Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) | The UNC CFAR provides an incentive for cross fertilization within one of the largest groups of scientists in the country, one that covers the entire spectrum of HIV/AIDS-related research.
- Stakeholder-driven, consensus development methods to design an ethical framework and guidelines for engaged research. Giselle Corbie-Smith, Mysha Wynn, Alan Richmond, Stuart Rennie, Melissa Green, Stephanie M. Hoover, Sable Watson-Hopper, Kyle Simone Nisbeth (2018). PLOS ONE 13(6)
- “We Need to Deploy Them Very Thoughtfully and Carefully”: Perceptions of Analytical Treatment Interruptions in HIV Cure Research in the United States-A Qualitative Inquiry. Karine Dubé, David Evans, Lynda Dee, Laurie Sylla, Jeff Taylor, Asheley Skinner, Bryan J. Weiner, Sandra B. Greene, Stuart Rennie, Joseph D. Tucker (2017). AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
- The Significance of Benefit Perceptions for the Ethics of HIV Research Involving Adolescents in Kenya. Stuart Rennie, Allison K. Groves, Denise Dion Hallfors, Bonita J. Iritani, Fredrick S. Odongo, Winnie K. Luseno (2017). Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics 12(4): 269 - 279
- A National Cross-Sectional Study of Surgery Residents Who Underreport Duty Hours. Christopher L. Bennett, David A. McDonald, Yuchiao Chang, Alex Finch, Kimmy Vuong, Stuart Rennie, Eric S. Nadel (2017). Journal of Surgical Education
- Interrupting Antiretroviral Treatment in HIV Cure Research: Scientific and Ethical Considerations. Samual A. Garner, Stuart Rennie, Jintanat Ananworanich, Karine Dube, David M. Margolis, Jeremy Sugarman, Randall Tressler, Adam Gilbertson, Liza Dawson (2017). Journal of Virus Eradication 3(2): 82-84