The Rev. Bill Rankin
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William Rankin is President Emeritus of the Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA,) a non-profit non-governmental organization delivering HIV prevention and care interventions in developing countries.
From 1993 to 1998 Rankin was President, Dean, and Wilson Professor of Christian Ethics at Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
He holds the Doctor of Philosophy degree from Duke University and Masters degrees from Episcopal Divinity School and the Sanford Institute of Policy Sciences and Public Affairs at Duke. He has been a Rockefeller Fellow in the Humanities and was awarded an Andrew Mellon Post-doctoral Fellowship. He is a Fellow of the Cathedral College of the Washington National Cathedral and has been a Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University, England. He has been a Scholar in Residence at the Rockefeller Foundation Center in Bellagio, Italy, a visiting scholar at the Swiss Tropical Institute, University of Basel, Switz., and at The Brocher Foundation, Geneva, Switz.
He is an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Nursing at UCSF, where he has taught health care ethics and the philosophy of science, and has authored five books, over forty articles in refereed journals, and several book chapters. He was guest editor of the January 2002 British Medical Journal special issue on global HIV and AIDS. Rankin is a member of a patient care Advisory Committee of the Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, at UCSF.
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