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 Center for Health Policy in Washington, DC, strategically leading and managing the Center's RWE Collaborative. As an engagement expert, researcher, bioethicist, and policy practitioner, her work centers on addressing implementation and ethical, legal, and social implications issues at the intersection of health policy and innovation. She also partners with Duke University faculty, scholars, students, and external health experts to advance the Center's biomedical innovation work.

She is presently 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. As of January 2023, she serves on the Board of Directors for Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) and is part of executive leadership for the National Alliance Against Disparities in Patient Health (NADPH).

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 research papers in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Hendricks-Sturrup is also an accomplished health and 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.