Lauren A. Dame

Senior Lecturing Fellow


Lauren A. Dame received her A.B. in Human Biology from Stanford University, her J.D. from Harvard Law, and her M.P.H. from Harvard School of Public Health. She teaches seminars at Duke Law School on "Bioethics," and on "Genetics & the Law." Ms. Dame has served as a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, and as the Staff Attorney for Public Citizen's Health Research Group in Washington, D.C. Her areas of interest include bioethics, genetics, biomedical research and the protection of human subjects, healthcare policy, and the effects of technology on privacy. She is the Associate Director of Duke's Center for Genome Ethics, Law, and Policy, and is a Faculty Associate of the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities and History of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center. She serves on the Duke Hospital Ethics Committee, and from September 2002 to December 2003, was the Chair of North Carolina's State Task Force on Genetics and Public Health.