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Shawneequa Callier

Shawneequa Callier

Assistant Professor of Clinical Research and Leadership

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


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


Prior to joining the GWU faculty, Professor Shawneequa 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.  From 2006 to 2009, Ms. Callier practiced health care law in Washington, D.C.  Earlier in her career, 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. 


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 (PI: Maxwell Mehlman).


Current Issues in Bioethics (2011 - Present)
Health Care Law and Regulation (2011 - Present)
Genetics and the Law (2016)


Professor Callier has over ten years of experience analyzing the ethical, legal and social issues raised by genetic research. Her current research focuses on topics related to precision medicine research, genomic incidental findings, the use of race in medicine, pharmacogenomics, and the use of personalized genomic testing as an educational tool. 

Community Service

  • Coach, The Interdisciplinary Student Community-Oriented Prevention Enhancement Service (ISCOPES), George Washington University  (2011-2015)
  • Member, George Washington University Hospital Ethics Committee (2014-Present)
  • Donor Advocate, George Washington University Transplant Institute (2015)


  • Clinical and Translational Research
  • Clinical Management and Leadership
  • Clinical Research Administration
  • Core Curriculum in Health Sciences
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Health Intervention and Disaster Response
  • Military Affiliated Programs
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Translational Health Sciences


View publications by this faculty member from January 1, 2013 - present

Additional publications published before January 1, 2013 may be available within Himmelfarb Library's database.