Charmaine Royal

Associate Professor of African and African-American Studies and Global Health

Charmaine Royal

Contact

charmaine.royal@duke.edu

(919) 668-6515

1316 Campus Drive, 234 Ernestine Friedl Building, Box 90252, Durham, NC 27708

View Website

Charmaine Royal

Associate Professor of African and African-American Studies and Global Health

Charmaine Royal is Associate Professor of African & African American Studies, Biology, Global Health, and Family Medicine & Community Health at Duke University. She is also core faculty in the Duke Initiative for Science & Society, senior fellow in Kenan Institute for Ethics, and faculty in the Social Science Research Institute where she directs the Center on Genomics, Race, Identity, Difference and the Center for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation.

 

Dr. Royal’s research, scholarship, and teaching are transdisciplinary and global, focusing on ethical, legal, and social issues in genetics and genomics, particularly the intersection of race and genetics and its policy implications and practical interventions. She serves on numerous domestic and international professional committees and boards related to these topics.

 

Dr. Royal received a master’s in genetic counseling and a doctorate in human genetics from Howard University. She completed postgraduate training in bioethics and ELSI (ethical, legal, and social implications) research at the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health, and in epidemiology and behavioral medicine at Howard University Cancer Center.

 

Courses

  • AAAS 261D

    Race, Genomics, and Society

Publications