Benedicte Callan

Clinical Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5603
Clinical Professor, MY
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5603
Clinical Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5603

Biography

Benedicte Callan is a clinical professor in the School of Public Affairs at ASU. Callan's interests are broadly about the political and economic impact of new technologies in the life sciences and medicine; how these new technologies challenge existing institutional structures and business models; and what policies influence innovation or the uptake of new technologies. In particular she has worked on: intellectual property right policies for genetic inventions and pharmaceuticals; the search for new and more efficient research models in the life sciences, including big data, open source and open science models; privacy implications of the digitization of health information; the implications of the quantified self movement and other sources of health information for health research; and political movements that seek to influence the direction or rate of change enabled by new technologies. 

Prior to ASU, she was with Princeton University's Molecular Biology Department (lecturer, 2013), Princeton University's Center for Information Technology and Policy (fellow, 2011-2012), and as a Sid Richardson fellow with the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas-Austin. She also worked with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris, France, in various positions including head of the Biotechnology Unit from 1997-2009, and as a fellow on the Council on Foreign Relations, New York (1995-1997).

Education

  • Ph.D. Political Science, University of California-Berkeley 1995
  • B.A. Biology and East Asian Studies, Yale University 1990

Research Interests

Professor Callan's interest are broadly about the  political and economic impact of new technolgies in the life sciences and medicine; how these  new technologies challenge existing institutional structures and business models; and what p olicies influence innovation or the uptake of new technologies.  In particular she has worked on:

  • Intellectual property right policies for genetic inventions and pharmaceuticals
  • The search for new and more efficient research models in the life sciences, including big data, open source and open science models
  • Privacy implications of the digitization of health information
  • The implications of the quantified self movement and other sources of health information for health research
  • Political movements that seek to influence the direction or rate of change enabled by new technologies

Courses

Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
PAF 311 Leadership and Change
PAF 590 Reading and Conference
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
PAF 591 Seminar
HSD 598 Special Topics
BMD 667 Regulation Medical Diagnostics
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
PAF 311 Leadership and Change
PAF 590 Reading and Conference
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
PAF 591 Seminar
HSD 598 Special Topics
BMD 667 Regulation Medical Diagnostics
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
PAF 591 Seminar
HSD 598 Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
PAF 591 Seminar
HSD 598 Special Topics
BMD 667 Regulation Medical Diagnostics
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
PAF 591 Seminar
HSD 598 Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
PAF 591 Seminar
HSD 598 Special Topics
BMD 667 Regulation Medical Diagnostics
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
HCD 521 Law and Health Promotion
PAF 591 Seminar
BMD 598 Special Topics

Service

  • CHS Non-tenure Eligible Personnel Committee, Committee member (2013 - 2015)
  • SHCD Admissions Committee, Committee member (2013 - 2015)
  • SHCD Faculty Search Committee, Search Committee Member (2013 - 2014)
  • Committee on Committees (2013-2014)., Committee member (2013 - 2014)