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 social and ethical 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 several 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

Weinrich, S, Royal, C, Pettaway, CA, Dunston, G, Faison-Smith, L, Priest, JH, Roberson-Smith, P, Frost, J, Jenkins, J, Brooks, KA, and Powell, I. "Interest in genetic prostate cancer susceptibility testing among african American men." Cancer nursing 25.1 (February 2002): 28-34. Full Text

Powell, IJ, Carpten, J, Dunston, G, Kittles, R, Bennett, J, Hoke, G, Pettaway, C, Weinrich, S, Vijayakumar, S, Ahaghotu, CA, Boykin, W, Mason, T, Royal, C, Baffoe-Bonnie, A, Bailey-Wilson, J, Berg, K, Trent, J, and Collins, F. "African-American heredity prostate cancer study: a model for genetic research." Journal of the National Medical Association 93.12 Suppl (December 2001): 25S-28S.

Powell, IJ, Carpten, J, Dunston, G, Kittles, R, Bennett, J, Hoke, G, Pettaway, C, Weinrich, S, Vijayakumar, S, Ahaghotu, CA, Boykin, W, Mason, T, Royal, C, Baffoe-Bonnie, A, Bailey-Wilson, J, Berg, K, Trent, J, and Collins, F. "African-American heredity prostate cancer study: a model for genetic research." Journal of the National Medical Association 93.4 (April 2001): 120-123.

Ellison, GL, Coker, AL, Hebert, JR, Sanderson, SM, Royal, CD, and Weinrich, SP. "Psychosocial stress and prostate cancer: a theoretical model." Ethnicity & disease 11.3 (January 2001): 484-495.

Royal, C, Baffoe-Bonnie, A, Kittles, R, Powell, I, Bennett, J, Hoke, G, Pettaway, C, Weinrich, S, Vijayakumar, S, Ahaghotu, C, Mason, T, Johnson, E, Obeikwe, M, Simpson, C, Mejia, R, Boykin, W, Roberson, P, Frost, J, Faison-Smith, L, Meegan, C, Foster, N, Furbert-Harris, P, Carpten, J, Bailey-Wilson, J, Trent, J, Berg, K, Dunston, G, and Collins, F. "Recruitment experience in the first phase of the African American Hereditary Prostate Cancer (AAHPC) study." Annals of epidemiology 10.8 Suppl (November 2000): S68-S77. Full Text

Royal, CD, Headings, VE, Harrell, JP, Ampy, FR, and Hall, GW. "Coping strategies in families of children with sickle cell disease." Ethnicity & disease 10.2 (March 2000): 237-247.

Royal, CD, Headings, VE, Molnar, ET, and Ampy, FR. "Resilience in siblings of children with sickle cell disease." Journal of genetic counseling 4.3 (September 1995): 199-217. Full Text

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