Robert Bienvenu, Ph.D., RAC, CIP

Dr. Rob Bienvenu's research and teaching interests include: cultural and organizational dimensions of health, regulatory affairs with focus on medical product development, research ethics, community-based research, social theory, and the history and social organization of sexualities.

Dr. Bienvenu serves as Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Anthropology, and also teaches in the Professional Master's Program in Bioengineering, A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland. He has served as a faculty member at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Georgetown University, and Indiana University.

Dr. Bienvenu's professional positions outside of academe include policy and regulatory oversight positions within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Defense. He has extensive experience in biomedical regulatory affairs and applied research ethics, holds Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC-US) from the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS), and is a Certified Institutional Review Board Professional (CIP).
Fall 2019

BIOE658R Special Topics in Bioengineering (M.Eng.); Regulatory Affairs in Medical Product Development

An introductory course on regulations associated with the development and production of medical devices and pharmaceuticals

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Recent publications

Adamo, Joan E., Robert V. Bienvenu II, F. Owen Fields, Soma Gosh, Christina M. Jones, Michael Liebman, Mark S. Lowenthal, Scott J. Steele. 2018. “The Integration of Emerging Omics Approaches to Advance Precision Medicine: How Can Regulatory Science Help?” Journal of Clinical and Translational Science. 2(5): 295-300.

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