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

Education:
MD, University of Colorado, 1979
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

Teaching (Fall 2014):

  • English 390s-7.01, Sp topics in lang & lit Synopsis
    Allen 317, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
  • Pubpol 641s.01, Cancer in our lives Synopsis
    Gross hall 104, TuTh 04:40 PM-05:55 PM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. M. Angrist, S. Chandrasekharan, C. Heaney, and R. Cook-Deegan. "Intellectual Property and Its Impact on Genetic Testing for Long QT Syndrome." (December, 2008). Peer-reviewed case study submitted for discussion at the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society
  2. S. Chandrasekharan, C. Heaney, T. James, C. Conover, and R.M. Cook-Deegan. "Impact of Gene Patents and Licensing Practices on Access to Genetic Testing for Cystic Fibrosis." (December, 2008). Peer-reviewed case study submitted for discussion at the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society
  3. S. Chandrasekharan, E. Pitlick, C. Heaney, and R. Cook-Deegan. "Impact of Patents and Licensing on Access to Genetic Testing for Hereditary Hemochromatosis." (December, 2008). Peer-reviewed case study submitted for discussion at the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society
  4. R. Cook-Deegan,C. DeRienzo, J. Carbone, S. Chandrasekharan, C. Heaney, and C. Conover. "Impact of Gene Patents on Access to Genetic Testing for Inherited Susceptibility to Cancer: Comparing Breast and Ovarian Cancers to Colon Cancers." (December, 2008). Peer-reviewed case study submitted for discussion at the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society
  5. A. Colaianni, S. Chandrasekharan, and R. Cook-Deegan. "Impact of Patents and Licensing Practices on Access to Genetic Testing and Carrier Screening for Tay-Sachs and Canavan Disease." (December, 2008). Peer-reviewed case study submitted for discussion at the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society

Curriculum Vitae

Bio/Profile
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