Charmaine DM Royal
Associate Professor in the Department of African and African American Studies
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.
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
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.
Independent Expert Committee. Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) Program. National Institutes of Health and the Wellcome Trust Genome Exhibition Advisory Board, National Human Genome Research Institute and National Museum of Natural Hist...