Dr. Charney received his Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University. His research focuses on behavioral genetics and biobehavioral health – the biological, psychological, environmental, cultural, and global factors that converge to affect health and wellness across the human lifespan, and health disparities. His publications include articles in Brain and Behavioral Sciences, Advances in Child Development and Behavior, Perspectives on Psychological Science, and the American Political Science Review. He has received fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the Earhart Foundation, the Program in Ethics and Professions, Program in Ethics and Professions, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and the Jacob K. Javits Foundation. As an Associate Professor of Public Policy at Duke University, he received numerous teaching awards and was the inaugural recipient of the Susan A. Tift Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring Award.