Jennifer Ilo Van Nuil, PhD

Lecturer, Faculty of Global Health Delivery

Jennifer Ilo Van Nuil is a medical anthropologist working on health related research studies since 2006. She earned her BA in Marketing, MA in Applied Medical Anthropology, and PhD in Anthropology. In 2013, Dr. Van Nuil merged her anthropological knowledge and experiences into the clinical trials setting working at Rinda Ubuzima, a clinical trial site in Kigali, Rwanda, for three years as a social scientist on two clinical studies regarding contraception, women’s health, and issues of informed consent and ethics. Dr. Van Nuil is currently managing a hepatitis C treatment research study with Partners In Health at the Rwanda Military Hospital and leading the qualitative research component with a subset of the participants. Her current research interests include ethics at the intersection of research and primary care, illness and wellness narratives, subjectivity & biological citizenship, and health ethnography within the clinical trials setting.