Charmaine DM Royal

Associate Professor in the Department of African and African American Studies

External Address: 
234 Friedl Bldg, Box 90252, Durham, NC 27708-0141
Internal Office Address: 
Duke Box 90252, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 
(919) 668-6515
Office Hours: 
By appointment

Overview

Charmaine Royal is associate professor of African & African American Studies, Biology, and Community & Family Medicine at Duke University. She is also core faculty in the Duke Initiative for Science and Society, faculty affiliate in the Duke Global Health Institute, and senior fellow in the Kenan Institute for Ethics.

Dr. Royal’s research, scholarship, and teaching focus on ethical and social issues in genetics and genomics on a global scale, particularly the intersection of 'race' and genetics, its policy implications, and practical interventions. She serves on numerous national and international professional committees and boards related to these topics. She directs the Duke Center on Genomics, Race, Identity, Difference (GRID) that aims to inform and transform the concepts, uses, and impacts of 'race' in research, healthcare, and society.

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.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Howard University 1997

  • M.S., Howard University 1992

Royal, CD, Novembre, J, Fullerton, SM, Goldstein, DB, Long, JC, Bamshad, MJ, and Clark, AG. "Inferring genetic ancestry: opportunities, challenges, and implications." Am J Hum Genet 86.5 (May 14, 2010): 661-673. Full Text

Darity, W, Royal, C, and Whitfield, K. "Race, Genetics and Health: An Introduction." The Review of Black Political Economy 37.1 (March 2010): 1-6. Full Text

Madhere, S, Harrell, J, and Royal, CDM. "Social Ecology, Genomics, and African American Health: A Nonlinear Dynamical Perspective." JOURNAL OF BLACK PSYCHOLOGY 35.2 (May 2009): 154-179. Full Text

Christensen, KD, Roberts, JS, Royal, CDM, Fasaye, G-A, Obisesan, T, Cupples, LA, Whitehouse, PJ, Butson, MB, Linnenbringer, E, Relkin, NR, Farrer, L, Cook-Deegan, R, and Green, RC. "Incorporating ethnicity into genetic risk assessment for Alzheimer disease: The REVEAL study experience." Genetics in Medicine 10.3 (2008): 207-214. Full Text

Sabeti, PC, Varilly, P, Fry, B, Lohmueller, J, Hostetter, E, Cotsapas, C, Xie, X, Byrne, EH, McCarroll, SA, Gaudet, R, Schaffner, SF, Lander, ES, International HapMap Consortium, , Frazer, KA, Ballinger, DG, Cox, DR, Hinds, DA, Stuve, LL, Gibbs, RA, Belmont, JW, Boudreau, A, Hardenbol, P, Leal, SM, Pasternak, S, Wheeler, DA, Willis, TD, Yu, F, Yang, H, Zeng, C, Gao, Y, Hu, H, Hu, W, Li, C, Lin, W, Liu, S, Pan, H, Tang, X, Wang, J, Wang, W, Yu, J, Zhang, B, Zhang, Q, Zhao, H, Zhao, H, and Zhou, J et al. "Genome-wide detection and characterization of positive selection in human populations." Nature 449.7164 (October 2007): 913-918. Full Text

International HapMap Consortium, , Frazer, KA, Ballinger, DG, Cox, DR, Hinds, DA, Stuve, LL, Gibbs, RA, Belmont, JW, Boudreau, A, Hardenbol, P, Leal, SM, Pasternak, S, Wheeler, DA, Willis, TD, Yu, F, Yang, H, Zeng, C, Gao, Y, Hu, H, Hu, W, Li, C, Lin, W, Liu, S, Pan, H, Tang, X, Wang, J, Wang, W, Yu, J, Zhang, B, Zhang, Q, Zhao, H, Zhao, H, Zhou, J, Gabriel, SB, Barry, R, Blumenstiel, B, Camargo, A, Defelice, M, Faggart, M, Goyette, M, Gupta, S, Moore, J, Nguyen, H, Onofrio, RC, and Parkin, M et al. "A second generation human haplotype map of over 3.1 million SNPs." Nature 449.7164 (October 2007): 851-861. Full Text

Baffoe-Bonnie, AB, Kittles, RA, Gillanders, E, Ou, L, George, A, Robbins, C, Ahaghotu, C, Bennett, J, Boykin, W, Hoke, G, Mason, T, Pettaway, C, Vijayakumar, S, Weinrich, S, Jones, MP, Gildea, D, Riedesel, E, Albertus, J, Moses, T, Lockwood, E, Klaric, M, Faruque, M, Royal, C, Trent, JM, Berg, K, Collins, FS, Furbert-Harris, PM, Bailey-Wilson, JE, Dunston, GM, Powell, I, and Carpten, JD. "Genome-wide linkage of 77 families from the African American Hereditary Prostate Cancer study (AAHPC)." The Prostate 67.1 (January 2007): 22-31. Full Text

Rotimi, C, Leppert, M, Matsuda, I, Zeng, C, Zhang, H, Adebamowo, C, Ajayi, I, Aniagwu, T, Dixon, M, Fukushima, Y, Macer, D, Marshall, P, Nkwodimmah, C, Peiffer, A, Royal, C, Suda, E, Zhao, H, Wang, VO, McEwen, J, and International HapMap Consortium, . "Community engagement and informed consent in the International HapMap project." Community genetics 10.3 (January 2007): 186-198. Full Text

Payne, PW, and Royal, C. "The role of genetic and sociopolitical definitions of race in clinical trials." The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 15 Suppl 1 (January 2007): S100-S104.

Payne, PW, Royal, C, and Kardia, SLR. "Genetic and social environment interactions and their impact on health policy." The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 15 Suppl 1 (January 2007): S95-S98.

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