Susanne B. Haga, PhD

Associate Professor in Medicine
Associate Research Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy
Associate Research Professor of Biology
Affiliate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society
Executive Team Member of Duke Center for Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine
Campus mail 101 Science Drive - CIEMAS Bldg, Box 3382, Durham, NC 27708
Phone (919) 684-0325
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My research interests focus on issues affecting the translation of genomics to clinical practice. Specifically, I have a strong interest in education, with each of my research projects involving some component of professional, public or patient education, including development of educational materials about genomic research in general, pharmacogenetic testing, and communicating genetic test results, in addition to undergraduate teaching in genetics/genomics, ethics, and policy.

Areas of expertise: Bioethics and Health Behavior

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of Maryland - Baltimore, 1999


Weitzel, Kristin Wiisanen, Benjamin Q. Duong, Meghan J. Arwood, Aniwaa Owusu-Obeng, Noura S. Abul-Husn, Barbara A. Bernhardt, Brian Decker, et al. “A stepwise approach to implementing pharmacogenetic testing in the primary care setting..” Pharmacogenomics 20, no. 15 (October 2019): 1103–12.

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Haga, Susanne B., and Yiling Liu. “Patient characteristics, experiences and perceived value of pharmacogenetic testing from a single testing laboratory..” Pharmacogenomics 20, no. 8 (June 2019): 581–87.

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Haga, Susanne B., Esther Kim, Rachel A. Myers, and Geoffrey S. Ginsburg. “Primary Care Physicians' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Experience with Personal Genetic Testing..” J Pers Med 9, no. 2 (May 24, 2019).

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Wu, R Ryanne, Rachel A. Myers, Adam H. Buchanan, David Dimmock, Kimberly G. Fulda, Irina V. Haller, Susanne B. Haga, et al. “Effect of Sociodemographic Factors on Uptake of a Patient-Facing Information Technology Family Health History Risk Assessment Platform..” Appl Clin Inform 10, no. 2 (March 2019): 180–88.

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Madhavan, Sarina, Emily Bullis, Rachel Myers, Chris J. Zhou, Elise M. Cai, Anu Sharma, Shreya Bhatia, Lori A. Orlando, and Susanne B. Haga. “Awareness of family health history in a predominantly young adult population..” Plos One 14, no. 10 (2019).

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