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.
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