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Subhashini Chandrasekharan

Assistant Research Professor of Global Health

(919) 684-0417
shubha.c@duke.edu

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Subhashini Chandrasekharan

Summary

Subhashini (Shubha) Chandrasekharan, Ph.D., is an Assistant Research Professor in the Duke Global Health Institute. Her research interests encompass ethical, legal, social and policy issues surrounding genetic/genomic technologies and the socio-cultural and economic factors affecting their global dissemination and adoption. Specifically she studies innovation, commercialization and access to biomedical technologies, particularly genomic diagnostics. Current research projects examine commercialization of noninvasive prenatal genetic testing technologies and barriers to clinical adoption and patient access in the US and in developing countries. She teaches Global Health and Genomics (GENOME508S/GLHLTH510S) and leads a Bass Connections project Non-Invasive Prenatal Genetic Testing in the Developing World: Ethical, Legal, Social, and Practical Challenges.

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Teaching

Title Number Level Semester Requirements Fulfilled
Genetics for Global Health

Explores the origins of, and current developments in global genomics research. Examples of genomics research and its applications with global health from medicine, agriculture, and environmental sciences. Students will gain familiarity with underlying science, critically analyze ethical, legal and social issues that arise in conduct of genomic research and policies surrounding design and conduct of genomic research, especially in developing countries and with indigenous peoples. Explore how design of genomic research and its commercialization affect access to products and services in the context of global health disparity. Familiarity with basic concepts of genetics and genomics preferred

Course Notes:
GLHLTH 510S
UG/GRAD FALL 2015 MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
PhD: Elective
Global Health and Genomics

Explores the origins of, and current developments in global genomics research. Examples of genomics research and its applications with global health from medicine, agriculture, and environmental sciences. Students will gain familiarity with underlying science, critically analyze ethical, legal and social issues that arise in conduct of genomic research and policies surrounding design and conduct of genomic research, especially in developing countries and with indigenous peoples. Explore how design of genomic research and its commercialization affect access to products and services in the context of global health disparity. Familiarity with basic concepts of genetics and genomics preferred.

Course Notes:
GENOME 508S
UG/GRAD FALL 2014 MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
MSC: Elective
PhD: Elective
Genetics for Global Health
Crosslisted as GENOME 508S

No course description available

Course Notes:
GLHLTH 510S
UG/GRAD FALL 2014 MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
PhD: Elective
Responsible Genomics

Survey of ethical, social, economic, and legal issues in genomics. Introduction to ethical reasoning and examination of selected issues calling for such analysis, including: special procedures for research involving human participants, (2) respect for privacy and confidentiality of genetic information; (3) historical and political background of health research funding, and (4) public-private research interactions such as intellectual property and conflict of interest. Instructor: Cook-Deegan. 3 units. (Also counts as a policy elective.)

Course Notes:
PUBPOL 634
Was: PUBPOL 240
UG/GRAD SPRING 2013 MSC: Elective
Global Health and Genomics
Crosslisted as GLHLTH 510S

Explores the origins of, and current developments in global genomics research. Examples of genomics research and its applications with global health from medicine, agriculture, and environmental sciences. Students will gain familiarity with underlying science, critically analyze ethical, legal and social issues that arise in conduct of genomic research and policies surrounding design and conduct of genomic research, especially in developing countries and with indigenous peoples. Explore how design of genomic research and its commercialization affect access to products and services in the context of global health disparity. Familiarity with basic concepts of genetics and genomics preferred.

Course Notes:
GENOME 508S
UG/GRAD FALL 2013 MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
MSC: Elective
PhD: Elective

Projects

Recent Publications

Chandrasekharan S, Minear MA, Hung A, Allyse M Noninvasive prenatal testing goes global.2014 Sci Transl Med.6(231):231fs15

Timothy Caulfield, Subhashini Chandrasekharan, Yann Joly and Robert Cook-Deegan. Harm, hype and evidence: ELSI research and policy guidance. 2013 Genome Medicine Mar 26; 5(3):21.

Ashwin Agarwal, Lauren Sayres, Mildred Cho, Robert Cook-Deegan and Subhashini Chandrasekharan. Commercial Landscape of Noninvasive Prenatal Testing in the United States 2013 Prenatal Diagnosis Jun; 33(6): 521-31