Jennifer Ilo Van Nuil, PhD

Lecturer, Faculty of Global Health Delivery

Dr. 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, Jennifer 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. Jennifer then managed a hepatitis C treatment study with Partners In Health at the Rwanda Military Hospital, as well as led the qualitative research component with a subset of the participants. Since April 2018, Jennifer has been working with Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. At OUCRU, Jennifer is conducting ethnographic and social science studies within the context of ongoing and upcoming clinical trials. Her current research interests include ethics at the intersection of research and primary care, illness and wellness narratives, subjectivity & biological citizenship, and ethnography within the clinical trials setting.