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Charmaine Royal

Associate Professor, Department of African & African American Studies
Associate Professor, Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy

(919) 668-6515
charmaine.royal@duke.edu

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Charmaine Royal

Summary

Charmaine Royal is Associate Professor of African & African American Studies and Genome Sciences & Policy. Her research, scholarship, and teaching focus on ethical, psychosocial, and societal issues in genetics and genomics, primarily issues at the intersection of genetics/genomics and concepts of "race", ancestry, and ethnicity.

She serves on several national and international committees and boards, including the Steering Committee for the Registry and Surveillance System for Hemoglobinopathies (RuSH) Program, Bioethics Advisory Committee of the March of Dimes Foundation, Expert Panel for the World Health Organization's Grand Challenges in Genomics for Public Health in Developing Countries (Grand Challenges) Project, and the Independent Expert Committee for the Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative. She is the immediate past Chair of the Social Issues Committee of the American Society of Human Genetics.

Teaching

Title Number Level Semester Requirements Fulfilled
Health in the African Diaspora
Crosslisted as AAAS 660 CULANTH 660

Exposes and explores the individual and joint contributions of biological and non-biological factors to health and wellbeing in peoples from various regions and countries of the African Diaspora. The course draws on a variety of disciplines, modes of inquiry, and health problems in comparative analyses of genetic, historical, political, and sociocultural dimensions of the African Diaspora. The content of the course is not limited to the transatlantic African Diaspora, includes other African Diaspora streams.

Course Notes:
GLHLTH 672
UG/GRAD SPRING 2018 MINOR: Elective
MSC: Methods
MSC: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
Race, Genomics, and Society
Crosslisted as CULANTH 261D GLHLTH 258D

Integrated analysis of historical and contemporary aspects of `race and genetics/genomics'. Focus on relevant applications in science, medicine, and society; develop skills required for scientific, sociopolitical, cultural, psychosocial, and ethical evaluation of issues. Topics include: introduction to population genetics/genetic variation; concepts and definitions of race; overview of bioethics; social and political history of race; genomics and health disparities; race, ancestry, and medical practice; genealogy, genetic ancestry, and identity; public perceptions of race and genetics/genomics.

Course Notes:
AAAS 261D
UG Only FALL 2017 MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
Race, Genomics, and Society

Integrated analysis of historical and contemporary aspects of `race and genetics/genomics'. Focus on relevant applications in science, medicine, and society; develop skills required for scientific, sociopolitical, cultural, psychosocial, and ethical evaluation of issues. Topics include: introduction to population genetics/genetic variation; concepts and definitions of race; overview of bioethics; social and political history of race; genomics and health disparities; race, ancestry, and medical practice; genealogy, genetic ancestry, and identity; public perceptions of race and genetics/genomics. Instructor: Royal

Course Notes:
GENOME 258S
Was: GENOME 158S.03
UG Only FALL 2016 MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective