Kearsley (Karrie) Stewart

Kearsley Stewart

Associate Professor of the Practice, Global Health

Duke Global Health Institute

Fellowship Year(s)
  • 2015-2016

Kearsley (Karrie) Stewart, Ph.D., joined Duke in 2013 as Associate Professor of the Practice at the Duke Global Health Institute 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. Stewart’s research interests include research ethics of HIV/AIDS clinical trials in Africa and a new project on the oral history of HIV/AIDS quarantine in Cuba.  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 health research methods.  Stewart includes at least one pedagogically innovative assignment in every class, and has experimented with digital student assignments, prospective case studies, and collaborative video modules that link classrooms in Durham, Tanzania and China. Her research is supported by grants from NIH, NSF, and Fulbright.