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Misha Angrist, Associate Professor of the Practice and Sanford School of Public Policy and Senior Fellow in the Duke Initiative for Science & Society of Duke Science & Society  

Office Location: Box 90222, North Building Room 237, Durham, NC 27708-0222
Office Phone: (919) 684-2872
Duke Box: 910141
Email Address: misha.angrist@duke.edu
Web Page: https://fds.duke.edu/db/Sanford/faculty/misha.angrist
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MishaAngrist
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/misha-angrist/b/175/82b

Areas of Expertise

  • Science, Access to health care

M.F.A., Bennington College, 2001
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 1996
M.S., University of Cincinnati, 1990
B.A., Indiana University at Bloomington, 1985

Teaching (Fall 2018):

  • Scisoc 196fs.01, Patient activism and advocacy Synopsis
    North building 232, TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
  • Bioethic 605s.01, Contemporary issues Synopsis
    North building 232, W 11:45 AM-01:15 PM

Office Hours:
by appointment

Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. Angrist, M. "A BRIEF HISTORY OF EVERYONE WHO EVER LIVED The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes." New York Times Book Review 122.47 (November, 2017): 29-29.
  2. Angrist, M. "MERCIES IN DISGUISE A Story of Hope, a Family's Genetic Destiny, and the Science That Rescued Them." New York Times Book Review 122.18 (April, 2017): 20-20.
  3. Angrist, M. "THE FAMILY GENE A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance Into a Hopeful Future." New York Times Book Review 122.18 (April, 2017): 20-20.
  4. Angrist, M. "Personal genomics: Where are we now?." Applied & Translational Genomics 8 (March, 2016): 1-3. [doi]
  5. Angrist, M. "Start me up: ways to encourage sharing of genomic information with research participants.." Nature Reviews. Genetics 16.8 (August, 2015): 435-436. [doi]  [abs]


Misha Angrist is Associate Professor of the Practice at SSRI, a Senior Fellow in Science & Society, and Visiting Associate Professor of the Practice in the Sanford School of Public Policy as part of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy. He directs the undergraduate Science & Society Certificate Program and the First-year FOCUS cluster on Science and the Public. He teaches and mentors students in the MA in Bioethics & Science Policy. He teaches science writing and scholarly writing to both undergraduate and graduate students. In his work, he explores the intersection of biology and society, especially as it relates to the governance of human participation in research and medicine. As the fourth participant in the Personal Genome Project, he was among the first to have his entire genome sequenced and made public. He chronicled this experience in his book, Here is a Human Being: At the Dawn of Personal Genomics. Angrist has an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars, an MS in genetic counseling from the University of Cincinnati, and a PhD in genetics from Case Western Reserve University.

Misha Angrist