Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup, DHSc, joins Duke-Margolis as the Research Director leading the Center’s Real-World Evidence (RWE) portfolio, including managing its RWE Collaborative. A scientist/researcher, health policy and industry professional, journalist, and academician within the fields of health policy, business, and health innovation, Rachele brings to the Center her experience serving as the health policy counsel for the Future of Privacy Forum. There, she conducted strategic planning to address the organization’s health data goals and challenges including RWE, use of genetic data, wearables, and machine learning with health data, among other issues. She is an Adjunct Instructor at Ohio University, College of Health Sciences and Professions, an Adjunct Fellow at Baystate Health’s Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Population Science, and an Instructor for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine.
A well-published author and researcher, Rachele has conducted significant work addressing access and equity, among many other topics related to evidence and data. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Chicago State University, her Master’s in Pharmacology and Toxicology from Michigan State University, her Master’s in Legal Studies from the University of Illinois, and her Doctor of Health Science from Nova Southeastern University. Rachele completed her postdoctoral research training within the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Harvard Medical School.