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Robert Cook-Deegan

Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5603
Biography

Dr. Robert Cook-Deegan is a professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, and with the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University. He founded and directed Duke’s Center for Genome Ethics, Law & Policy (2002-2012), and Duke-in-Washington through June 2016. Prior to Duke, he was with the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (1991-2002); National Center for Human Genome Research (1989-1990); and congressional Office of Technology Assessment (1982-1988). His research interests include science policy, health policy, biomedical research, cancer, and intellectual property. He is the author of The Gene Wars: Science, Politics, and the Human Genome and more than 250 other publications.

Education
  • M.D. University of Colorado 1979
  • B.A. Chemistry (Magna Cum Laude), Harvard College 1975
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Research Interests

Science policy, health policy, biomedical research, cancer, intellectual property

Research Group

Center for Better Biomedical Innovation

Publications

see CV

Research Activity

Building the Medical Information Commons, Sept 2015-June 2019

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 494Special Topics
FIS 494Special Topics
HSD 501Science & Technology Policy
POS 571Science & Technology Policy
HSD 598Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
FIS 494Special Topics
HON 494Special Topics
HSD 598Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HSD 501Science & Technology Policy
POS 571Science & Technology Policy
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 494Special Topics
HSD 501Science & Technology Policy
POS 571Science & Technology Policy
HSD 598Special Topics
Editorships

Board of Reviewing Editors, Science, 2011-present

Board of Editors, Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics, 2016-2022

Work History

Internship and Residency, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1979-1982

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, Office of Technology Assessment, 1982-3

Office of Technology Assessment, US Congress, 1982-1988

Acting Executive Director, Biomedical Ethics Board, US Congress 1988-1989

Assistant to National Center for Human Genome Research 1989-1990

Program Officer, Board Director and Division Director, National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine 1991-2002

Research Professor, Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy, Duke University, 2002-2016