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Robert M. Cook-Deegan, Research Professor, Public Policy Studies

Robert M. Cook-Deegan

Please note: Robert has left the "Duke International" group at Duke University; some info here might not be up to date.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  Rm 242
Email Address: send me a message


M.D.University Colorado Denver1979
B.A.Harvard University1975
B.A., magna cum laudeHarvard College1975

Medicine and Genomics
Research Interests: Health policy, science policy, bioethics

Research: Ethics and policy of genomics; science policy


World • Medicine • Public Policy • Genomics

Curriculum Vitae
Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • William English  
  • Lisa Warner  
Postdocs Mentored

  • Carla Rydholm (July 01, 2009 - present)  
  • Britt Rusert (June 01, 2009 - present)  
  • Subhashini Chandrasekharan (July, 2006 - present)  
  • Jennifer Pohlhaus (May, 2006 - September, 2006)  
  • Ilse Wiechers (May, 2005 - June, 2006)  
  • Patricia Deverka (2004 - February, 2007)  
  • Hasan Shanawani (July 1, 2003 - April, 2005)  
  • Jennifer Reardon (July 1, 2003 - September 1, 2004)  
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Green, RC; Christensen, KD; Cupples, LA; Relkin, NR; Whitehouse, PJ; Royal, CD; Obisesan, TO; Cook-Deegan, R; Linnenbringer, E; Butson, MB; Fasaye, GA; Levinson, E; Roberts, JS, A randomized noninferiority trial of condensed protocols for genetic risk disclosure of Alzheimer's disease., Alzheimer's & Dementia, vol. 11 no. 10 (October, 2015), pp. 1222-1230, ISSN 1552-5260 [doi]  [abs]
  2. Grady, C; Eckstein, L; Berkman, B; Brock, D; Cook-Deegan, R; Fullerton, SM; Greely, H; Hansson, MG; Hull, S; Kim, S; Lo, B; Pentz, R; Rodriguez, L; Weil, C; Wilfond, BS; Wendler, D, Broad Consent for Research With Biological Samples: Workshop Conclusions, American Journal of Bioethics, vol. 15 no. 9 (September, 2015), pp. 34-42, ISSN 1526-5161 [doi]
  3. Cheon, JY; Mozersky, J; Cook-Deegan, R, Variants of uncertain significance in BRCA: a harbinger of ethical and policy issues to come?, Genome Medicine: medicine in the post-genomic era, vol. 6 no. 12 (December, 2014) [doi]
  4. Angrist, M; Cook-Deegan, R, Distributing the future: The weak justifications for keeping human genomic databases secret and the challenges and opportunities in reverse engineering them., Applied and Translational Genomics, vol. 3 no. 4 (December, 2014), pp. 124-127 [doi]
  5. van Zimmeren, E; Nicol, D; Gold, R; Carbone, J; Chandrasekharan, S; Baldwin, AL; Cook-Deegan, R, The BRCA patent controversies: An international review of patent disputes (September, 2014), pp. 151-174 [doi]