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Department of Bioethics & Interdisciplinary Studies


Kenneth A. De Ville, PhD, JDDe Ville 2010

Dr. De Ville holds a doctorate from Rice University (1989) and a law degree from the Univerisity of Texas (1992).  He is a licensed attorney and has served as "of counsel" for health law firms in North Carolina.  De Ville serves as the university ethics liaison to the North Carolina State Ethics Commission and is an adjunct member of the Department of Public Health.  He has served as: chief compliance officer for the school of medicine, as the university HIPAA privacy officer, and as the administrative director of the university and medical center institutional review board.

De Ville is Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) and Certified in Healthcare Research Compliance (CHRC) by the Healthcare Compliance Association (HCCA) and is a Certified Institutional Review Board Professional (CIP).  He is certified in Superior Court Mediation, certified in mediation by the Mediation Network of North Carolina, and  serves as a mediator for the Mediation Center of Eastern North Carolina and for the North Carolina Office of State Personnel.

Dr. De Ville has authored numerous articles, book chapters, and professional publications.  His research and teaching interests include:

  • Medical ethics & law
  • Public health ethics & law
  • Research ethics & regulation
  • Health care policy
  • Medical regulation & compliance

Research and scholarship