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Shawneequa Callier Shawneequa Callier
Associate Professor of Clinical Research and Leadership

Office Phone: 202-994-4216
Email: Email
Department: Clinical Research and Leadership

Education

  • BA, Princeton University, 2000
  • MA, Monash University, Australia, 2003
  • JD, Georgetown University, 2006

Biography

Shawneequa Callier, J.D., M.A., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Research and Leadership at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS). Professor Callier teaches courses in bioethics and serves as a Special Volunteer at the Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health. On several occassions in the past, Professor Callier taught Genetics and the Law as an adjunct at GW Law. 

Prior to joining the GWU faculty, Professor Callier completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law, an interdisciplinary center for excellence funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute and located in the Bioethics Department of Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine. Earlier in her career, Professor Callier practiced health care law as an attorney in Washington, D.C. She also interned at the World Health Organization and the Nuffield Council on Bioethics where she examined international healthcare ethics policies and human genetics laws and guidelines.

Grants

Current Funding
United States-Mali Research Ethics Training Program (US-Mali RETP)
, Co-investigator. Collaboration with GW’s Milken School of Public Health, National Institutes of Health (R25) (PIs: Adnan Hyder and Paul Ndebele)

Past Projects
Incidental Findings in Whole Genome Sequencing Research: Assessing the Roadblocks to Translation. 
Principal Investigator. Emerging Scholars Award. George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Perspectives on Genetic Testing, Genetic Research and Receiving Personalized Genomic Information among Persons of African Descent. Co-Investigator. Latham Foundation. Collaboration with investigators at Howard University (PI: Denise Scott).

Medicare Providers' Use of Race and Genetics in Medical Practice. Principal Investigator. National Collaborative on Aging, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Ethical Legal and Social Issues in Comparative Effectiveness Research on Personalized Genomic Medicine Co-Investigator. National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health. Collaboration with investigators at Case Western Reserve University and Vanderbilt University (PI: Maxwell Mehlman).

Awards

2017 Genome Recognition of Employee Accomplishments and Talents (GREAT) Award from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), National Institutes of Health for scholarship related to improving diversity and inclusion in genomic research.

Research

Professor Callier has nearly two decades of experience analyzing genome policy. Her published and funded work has focused on topics related to precision medicine research and health disparities, diversity and inclusion in genomic research, genomic incidental findings, the use of race in medicine, pharmacogenomics, and genetic ancestry testing. 

Centers and Institutes

Special Volunteer, Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health (2011 - Present)

Community Service

  • Ben's Chili Bowl Foundation Board Member (2017 - Present)
  • Generation Hope Sponsor (2016 - Present)
  • Member, George Washington University Hospital Ethics Committee (2014 - Present)
  • Donor Advocate, George Washington University Transplant Institute (2015 - 2018)
  • Coach, The Interdisciplinary Student Community-Oriented Prevention Enhancement Service (ISCOPES), George Washington University (2011 - 2015)
  • Special Volunteer, Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health (2011 - Present)
  • Board of Directors and Scholarship Committee, African-American/Caribbean Education Association, Inc (2007-Present)

Programs

  • Clinical and Translational Research
  • Clinical Management and Leadership
  • Translational Health Sciences

Publications

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Industry Relationships and Collaborations

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