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Special Volunteer

Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health


J.D., Georgetown University

M.A., Monash University

B.A., Princeton University


Shawneequa Callier, J.D., M.A. Bioethics, is an Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Clinical Research and Leadership at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS). For over a decade, she has also served as a Special Volunteer at the Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health at the National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH. Professor Callier teaches bioethics courses in the SMHS Translational Health Sciences Ph.D. program and provides guest lectures across GW's campus and internationally on health research ethics and genomics law and policy. For nearly a decade, Professor Callier also served on the GW Hospital Ethics Committee.

Prior to joining the GW 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 healthcare law as an attorney in Washington, D.C. She also interned at the World Health Organization and the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, examining international health research ethics policies and human genetics laws and guidelines. She is a graduate of Princeton University (BA), Monash University (MA), and the Georgetown University Law Center.

Curriculum Vitae

Last updated: April 23, 2024