Stephen Inrig, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: Department of Clinical Science


Dr. Inrig joined the faculty of UT Southwestern in September of 2008 as Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences Division of Outcomes and Health Services Research. He is a member of the Harold C. Simmons Cancer Center, a Clinical Research Scholar in UT Southwestern's Center for Translational Research (formerly UT-STAR), co-director of the rotation program on health care financing and policy, and also serves as an Adjunct Faculty Member at the University of Texas at Dallas School of Management. 

Dr. Inrig studies the intersection of health policy and the social determinants of health among vulnerable populations. His research has focused on HIV in the American South as well as Global Health governance.  He is presently conducting work on delivery of care in Safety Net institutions in North Texas, giving particular attention to HIV, Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, and Maternal-Fetal Health.

Dr. Inrig hails from Canada. He spent many years running programs for youth, especially at-risk youth, in Illinois, California, and North Carolina. He received his PhD from Duke University and lives with his wife, a nephrologist, and three children in Dallas.


Undergraduate University of North Texas (1992), History
Graduate School Trinity University (1999), History
Graduate School Duke University (2007), History

Research Interests

  • Clinical Research Ethics
  • Global Health and Global Health Governance
  • History of Medicine and Health Policy
  • HIV/AIDS and other Infectious Diseases
  • Public Health Ethics


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Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Children’s Medical Center Ethics Committee
  • UT Southwestern Institutional Review Board