Shawneequa Callier, MA, JD

Former Visiting Researcher, Bioethics

Shawneequa Callier, MA, JD, 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 health care law in a variety of programs at SMHS. She is also a Professorial Lecturer in Law at the George Washington University Law School and Special Volunteer at the Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health. Professor Callier's research focuses on issues at the intersection of bioethics, law, and emerging technologies. In recent years, she 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, and genetic ancestry testing. 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.