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Robert M. Cook-Deegan, Research Professor of Public Policy, Internal Medicine and Biology; Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy  

Office Location: 127 North Building
Duke Box: 90141
Email Address: bob.cd@duke.edu

Areas of Expertise

  • Health Policy, Global Health
  • Science, Genomics and Genetics

M.D., University Colorado Denver, 1979
B.A., Harvard University, 1975
B.A., magna cum laude, Harvard College, 1975

Research Categories: Health policy, science policy, bioethics

Research Description: Ethics and policy of genomics; history of genomics; global health; science and health policy; intellectual property in life sciences; health research policy

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. C Grady, L Eckstein, B Berkman, D Brock, R Cook-Deegan, SM Fullerton, H Greely, MG Hansson, S Hull, S Kim, B Lo, R Pentz, L Rodriguez, C Weil, BS Wilfond and D Wendler. "Broad Consent for Research With Biological Samples: Workshop Conclusions." The American Journal of Bioethics 15.9 (September, 2015): 34-42. [doi]
  2. JY Cheon, J Mozersky and R Cook-Deegan. "Variants of uncertain significance in BRCA: a harbinger of ethical and policy issues to come?." Genome Medicine 6.12 (December, 2014). [doi]
  3. M Angrist and R Cook-Deegan. "Distributing the future: The weak justifications for keeping human genomic databases secret and the challenges and opportunities in reverse engineering them.." Applied & translational genomics 3.4 (December, 2014): 124-127. [doi]
  4. RC Green, KD Christensen, LA Cupples, NR Relkin, PJ Whitehouse, CDM Royal, TO Obisesan, R Cook-Deegan, E Linnenbringer, MB Butson, G-A Fasaye, E Levinson and JS Roberts. "A randomized noninferiority trial of condensed protocols for genetic risk√ā¬†disclosure of Alzheimer's disease." Alzheimer's & Dementia (December, 2014). [doi]
  5. E van Zimmeren, D Nicol, R Gold, J Carbone, S Chandrasekharan, AL Baldwin and R Cook-Deegan. "The BRCA patent controversies: An international review of patent disputes." (September, 2014): 151-174. [doi]

Curriculum Vitae

General Research Interests: Policy implications of genomics research and its applications. Bioethics. Health policy and biomedical research policy. Global health disparities. Intellectual property and the innovation process.

Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • William English  
  • Lisa Warner  

Robert M. Cook-Deegan