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Jennifer Wagner

Jennifer Wagner

Academic Affiliate and Ph.D. Graduate 2010


After finishing her dissertation, Dr. Wagner completed a visiting assistant professorship at Duke University's Department of Cultural Anthropology (where she taught "Culture and Genomics") and concurrently completed a post-doctoral research appointment with Dr. Charmaine Royal at the Duke Institute of Genome Sciences & Policy (Duke IGSP). Currently, Dr. Wagner is a Research Associate at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for the Integration of Genetic Healthcare Technologies (Penn CIGHT) in the Perelman School of Medicine's Division of Translational Medicine and Human Genetics. Her current research is a "Multidisciplinary Study of Race, Appearance, Ancestry, Discrimination & Prejudice" funded by a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award from the National Human Genome Research Institute. In addition to her academic endeavors, Dr. Wagner also has a private law practice in State College, PA.

Current CV and legal resumes available by email request.


Dr. Wagner's dissertation research focused on the social and legal implications of DNA ancestry testing.

Dissertation Chair(s)

Dr. Kenneth Weiss