Charlisse Caga-anan, J.D.
Program Director, Host Susceptibility Factors Branch

Charlisse Caga-anan

Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
9609 Medical Center Drive, Rm. 4E236, MSC 9763
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For express delivery, use Rockville, MD 20850)

Interest Areas

  • Ethics of genomics and genetics research
  • Health law and bioethics


  • J.D.
    University of Minnesota Law School
  • M.A. - Bioethics
    Case Western Reserve University
  • B.A. - English
    University of Washington


Charlisse Caga-anan is a Program Director in the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program's (EGRP) Host Susceptibility Factors Branch (HSFB). In this capacity, she works to implement the NIH GWAS Data Sharing Policy and grow NCI's portfolio of bioethics research grants.

Prior to joining EGRP, Ms. Caga-anan was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law, an NIH-funded Center for Excellence in Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) Research. In this capacity she conducted research pertaining to ELSI issues in genetics/genomics research. Ms. Caga-anan also completed the Cleveland Fellowship in Advanced Bioethics, during which she trained in clinical ethics consultation and examined ethical and legal issues in pediatrics, clinical genetics, genetics/genomics research, and human subjects research generally.


E. C. F. Caga-anan, L. Smith, R. Sharp, and J. Lantos. "Ethics Rounds: Testing Children for Adult-onset Genetic DiseaseExternal Web Site Policy," Pediatrics 129, no. 1 (2012): 163-167.

E. C. Caga-anan and A. J. Thomas, "Requests for 'Non-Therapeutic' Interventions in Children," Clinical Ethics in Pediatrics: A Case-Based Textbook, eds. D. S. Diekema, M. Mercurio, and M. B. Adam (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011), 43.

S. M. Wolf, J. Paradise, and C. Caga-anan, "The Law of Incidental Findings in Human Subjects Research: Establishing Researchers' DutiesExternal Web Site Policy," Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 36, no. 2 (2008): 361-383.

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