Stuart Rennie

Stuart Rennie is Associate Professor in Social Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA), Core Faculty at the UNC Bioethics Center and former co-Chair of UNC’s Institutional Review Board for behavioral research. He obtained his Masters in Anthropology and PhD in philosophy from the University of Leuven, Belgium.

He is currently co-Principal Investigator of two National Institutes of Health (NIH)/Fogarty International Center bioethics capacity building projects in Central Francophone Africa and South Africa. He is also co-investigator in NIH funded research on the responsible conduct of HIV research involving adolescents in Kenya, the ethics of using big data to enhance continuity of HIV care for jailed persons in North Carolina, and the use of phylogenetics for HIV prevention. Dr. Rennie has been a Visiting Lecturer at the Center for Bioethics in Stellenbosch (South Africa), where he is currently Extraordinary Professor in Medicine. He is currently a member of WHO guidance development groups on male circumcision for HIV prevention and new biomedical approaches in HIV prevention research.

Dr. Rennie’s current teaching and research interests focus on research ethics, public health ethics and medical ethics in developing countries, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa. At UNC, he teaches bioethics for second-year medical students in the UNC School of Medicine. He has published on a variety of bioethics themes, including informed consent, HIV testing policies, medical rationing, implementation ethics, research involving children, health surveillance, health inequality and social justice.