Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup DHSc, MSc, MA

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Research Team

Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup, DHSc, MSc, MA


Doctor of Health Science, Nova Southeastern University

Master’s in Pharmacology and Toxicology, Michigan State University

Master’s in Legal Studies, University of Illinois

Bachelor of Science in Biology, Chicago State University

Dr. Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup is the Research Director of Real-World Evidence (RWE) at the Duke-Margolis Institute for Health Policy in Washington, DC, strategically leading and managing the Institute's RWE Collaborative and RWE policy research portfolio and education. As an engagement expert, biomedical researcher, bioethicist, and policy practitioner with over 18 years of experience, her work centers on addressing implementation, regulatory, and ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) at the intersection of health policy and innovation. She presently partners with Duke University faculty, scholars, students, and external practicing experts to advance the Institute's biomedical innovation work. She received a Duke-Margolis Mentor Award in 2023.

Dr. Hendricks-Sturrup has served as adjunct faculty at rural Ohio University, teaching graduate courses in the Department of Interdisciplinary Health Science's Health Policy Certificate program, and has taught graduate courses within the Masters of Health Care Innovation program at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine. She also served as executive leadership for the National Alliance Against Disparities in Patient Health (NADPH) between 2020-2024. To date, she has published impactful commentary and original research in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals and has presented at and served on program committees for several conferences. She presently serves on the Board of Directors for Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R), Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Steering Committee, and is a 2024 AcademyHealth Trust Scholar.

Prior to joining Duke-Margolis, Dr. Hendricks-Sturrup was Health Policy Counsel and Lead at the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), leading the organization's health and genetic data initiatives and workgroup. Prior to FPF, she served in several administrative and scientific roles at various industry, health care, and academic institutions. To date, she has published several commentaries and original articles in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals and has presented at and served on program committees for several conferences. Dr. Hendricks-Sturrup is also an accomplished health science journalist, having completed a comparative effectiveness research fellowship with the Association of Health Care Journalists in 2017.

Dr. Hendricks-Sturrup 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. She completed a predoctoral internship with the National Health Service in London, UK, and postdoctoral research training within the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Harvard Medical School.

Bottiger B, Klapper J, Fessler J, Shaz BH, Levy JH. Examining Bleeding Risk, Transfusion-related Complications, and Strategies to Reduce Transfusions in Lung Transplantation. Anesthesiology. 2024 Apr 1;140(4):808–16.

Guggenheim DS, Kurtzberg J, Shaz BH. Impact of FDA's HCT/P ZIKV Recommendations on Cord Blood Unit Eligibility and Utilization in a Large Public Cord Blood Bank. Stem Cells Transl Med. 2024 Mar 23;

Maier CL, Brohi K, Curry N, Juffermans NP, Mora Miquel L, Neal MD, et al. Correction: Contemporary management of major haemorrhage in critical care. Intensive Care Med. 2024 Mar;50(3):490.