This page contains the congressional testimonies of Duke faculty. The information is organized chronologically, with the oldest testimony at the bottom of the page.

If you are aware of a Duke staff or faculty member who will be testifying or know of testimony that has already occurred but is not captured here, please contact us.

9/30/2020: Mark B. McClellan, MD, PhD, Director, Margolis Center for Health Policy

“Pathway to a Vaccine: Ensuring a Safe and Effective Vaccine People Will Trust”
Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Link to Testimony (pdf)

https://www.c-span.org/video/?476344-1/house-hearing-covid-19-vaccine-development

https://energycommerce.house.gov/committee-activity/hearings/hearing-on-pathway-to-a-vaccine-ensuring-a-safe-and-effective-vaccine

8/5/2020: Drew Shindell, Distinguished Professor of Earth Science, Nicholas School of the Environment

“The Devastating Health Impacts of Climate Change”
House Committee on Oversight and Reform
Link to Testimony (pdf)

6/30/2020: Naktia Q. Cuttino, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, School of Law

“The Digitization of Money and Payments”
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
Link to Testimony (pdf)

6/1/2020: David Hanson, Associate University Librarian for Research, Collections and Scholarly Communications

“Is the DMCA’s Notice-and-Takedown System Working in the 21st Century?”
US Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Link to Testimony (pdf)

5/12/2020: Dr. Mark McClellan, Founding Director, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy

“Coronavirus Panel to Hold First Briefing on Requirements to Safely Reopening Economy”
House Committee on Oversight and Reform, Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis

3/12/2020: Sarah Bloom Raskin, Rubenstein Fellow

         “Managing the Financial Risk from Climate Change”
           Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Change
          Link to Testimony (pdf)

12/5/2019: Timothy H. Profeta, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

      “Environment and Climate Change”
      Subcommittee on Environment & Climate Change, U.S House 
      Committee on Energy & Commerce
     Link to Testimony (pdf)

11/19/2019: Arti K. Rai, Elvin R. Latty Professor, School of Law

“The Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the Appointments Clause: Implications of Recent Court Decisions”
House Judiciary Committee
Link To Testimony (pdf)

9/19/2019: Elisabeth de Fontenay, Professor of Law, School of Law

“Examining Private Market Exemptions as a Barrier to IPOs and Retail Investment”
US House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets
Link to Testimony (pdf)

6/26/2019: Jennifer Chen, Nicholas Institute

“Why are Wholesale Electricity Markets Important for Addressing Climate Change?”
US House of Representatives Select Committee on the Climate Crisis
Link to Testimony (pdf)

6/19/2019: William Darity Jr., Arts and Sciences Professor of Public Policy, Economics and African and American Studies

“Hearing on Slavery Reparations”
House Judiciary Committee
Link to Testimony (pdf)

4/3/2019: Robin L. Rasor, Office of Licensing & Ventures

“Trailblazers and Lost Einsteins: Women Inventors and the Future of American Innovation”
US Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property
Link to Testimony (pdf)

4/2/2019: Doriane Lambelet Coleman, Professor of Law, School of Law

“H.R. 5”
US House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary
Link to Testimony (pdf)

4/2/2019: Sharon Fekrat, Professor of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine

“So Much More than Meets the Eye”
Senate Special Committee on Aging
Link to Testimony (pdf)

3/7/2019: Catherine Flowers, Duke Human Rights, Franklin Humanities Institute

“How Federal Infrastructure Investment Can Help Communities Modernize Water Infrastructure and Address Affordability Challenges”
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Link to Testimony (pdf)

3/8/2018: Kenneth A. Dodge, Professor, Sanford School of Public Policy

“Domestic Violence and Child Abuse in the Military”
Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Personnel
Link to Testimony (pdf)

2/14/2018: Dr. Kevin A. Schulman, Professor of Medicine and Business Administration

“Examining the Impact of Healthcare Consolidation”
House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Link to Testimony (pdf)

12/5/2017: Curtis A. Bradley, William Van Alstyne Professor, School of Law

“The President, Congress, and Shared Authority over International Accords”
US Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Link to Testimony (pdf)

11/14/2017: Peter Feaver, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Sanford School

“On the Authority to Order the Use of Nuclear Weapons”
Link to Testimony (pdf)

7/27/2017: Drew Shindell, Professor of Earth Sciences, Nicholas School

“The True Cost of Atmospheric Pollution”
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
Link to Testimony (pdf)

7/12/2017: Connie Bales, Professor, School of Medicine

“Nourishing our Golden Years: How Proper and Adequate Nutrition Promotes Healthy Aging and Positive Outcomes”
Senate Special Committee on Aging
Link to Testimony (pdf)

5/24/2017: James D. Luther, Associate Vice President of Finance

“Examining the Overhead Cost of Research”
House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
Link to testimony (pdf)

11/29/2016: James D. Luther, Associate Vice President of Finance

“Academic Research Regulatory Relief: A Review of New Recommendations”
House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Research and Technology
Link to Testimony (pdf)

3/15/2016: Missy Cummings, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Pratt School of Engineering

“Hands Off: The Future of Self-Driving Cars”
Senate Committee on Commerce,  Science and Transportation
Link to testimony (pdf)

7/22/2015: Neil Siegel, David W. Ichel Professor of Law, School of Law

“With Prejudice: Supreme Court Activism and Possible Solutions”
Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts
Link to testimony (pdf)

6/25/2015: Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg, Duke School of Medicine

“Examining Public Health Legislation: H.R. 2820, H.R. 1344, and H.R. 1462”
House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health
Link to Testimony (pdf)

5/15/2015: Stuart Benjamin, Douglas B. Maggs Professor of Law, School of Law

“FCC Reauthorization: Improving Commission Transparency Part II”
House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
Link to Testimony (pdf)

3/24/2015: Bruce A. Sullenger, Director, Duke Translational Research Institute, Professor of Surgery

“Continuing America’s Leadership: Advancing Research and Development for Patients”
Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions
Link to Testimony (pdf)

12/10/2014: Chris Schroeder, Charles S. Murphy Professor of Law and Professor of Public Policy Studies

“Keeping Families Together: The President’s Executive Action on Immigration and the Need to Pass Comprehensive Reform”
Senate Judiciary Committee
Link to testimony (pdf)

12/2/2014: Drew Shindell, Professor of Climate Science, Nicholas School of the Environment

“Super Pollutants Act of 2014”
Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
Link to testimony (pdf)

7/30/2014: Jeannine Sato, Director of Durham Connects, Center for Child and Family Policy

“Paid Family Leave: The Benefits for Businesses and Working Families”
Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; Subcommittee on Children and Families
Link to testimony (pdf)

5/8/2014: Patrick Duddy, Senior Visiting Lecturer, Fuqua School of Business

“Assessing Venezuela’s political crisis: human rights violations and beyond”
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Link to testimony (pdf)

2/26/2014: Jane Costello, Associate Director for Research, Center for Child and Family Policy

“Early Childhood Development and Education in Indian Country: Building a Foundation for Success”
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
Link to testimony (pdf)
Duke Faculty Testify in Congressional Hearings on Child Development, Presidential Authority (Duke Today)

2/26/2014: Chris Schroeder, Charles S. Murphy Professor of Law and Professor of Public Policy Studies

“Enforcing the President s Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws”
House Judiciary Committee
Link to testimony (pdf)
Duke Faculty Testify in Congressional Hearings on Child Development, Presidential Authority (Duke Today)

1/15/2014: Mary “Missy” Cummings, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Pratt School of Engineering

“The Future of Unmanned Aviation in the U.S. Economy: Safety and Privacy Considerations”
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Link to testimony (pdf)
Former Fighter Pilot Steers Nation’s Course on Pilotless Drones (Pratt.duke.edu)

11/21/2013: Curtis A. Bradley, William Van Alstyne Professor of Law, School of Law

“Regarding the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Link to testimony (pdf)

9/19/2013: Dr. Barak Richman, the Edgar P. and Elizabeth C. Bartlett Professor of Law and Professor of Business Administration

“The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Consolidation and the Consequent Impact in Competition in Healthcare”
House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Anititrust Law
Link to Testimony (pdf)

7/25/2013: Dr. David T. Robinson, Professor, William and Sue Goss Distinguished Fellow, Fuqua School of Business

Examining the Small Business Investment Company Program”
House Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations
Link to Testimony (pdf)

7/11/2013: Stuart Benjamin, Douglas B. Maggs Professor of Law, School of Law

Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2013″
House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
Link to Testimony (pdf)

4/25/2013: Dean William L. Chameides — Dean, Nicholas School of the Environment

“Policy-Relevant Climate Issues in Context
House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Environment
Link to Testimony (PDF)

3/5/2013: Neil Vidmar — Russell M. Robinson II Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology

“Excessive Litigation’s Impact on America’s Global Competitiveness
House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice
Link to testimony (pdf)

7/24/2012: Heather Stapleton — Associate Professor of Environmental Chemistry, Nicholas School of the Environment

“Human Exposure to Flame Retardant Chemicals and Health Concerns
Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
Link to testimony (pdf)

7/18/2012: Nita Farahany — Professor of Law and Professor of Genome Sciences & Policy

“What Facial Recognition Technology Means for Privacy and Civil Liberties
Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law
Link to testimony (pdf)

6/27/2012: James Siedow– Vice Provost for Research

“The Role of Research Universities in Securing America’s Future Prosperity: Challenges and Expectations 
House Science Space and Technology Committee, Subcommittee on Research and Science Education
Link to testimony (pdf)

6/19/2012: Dean William L. Chameides — Dean, Nicholas School of the Environment

“America’s Climate Choices”
House Energy and Commerce Committee; Subcommittee on Energy and Power
Link to testimony (pdf)

6/19/2012: Stuart L. Pimm, Doris Duke Chair of Conservation, Nicholas School

“The Science of How Hunting Assists Species Conservation and Management”
House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Investigtions and Oversight
Link to Testimony (pdf)

3/29/2012: Neil Siegel — Professor, School of Law

“Constitutionality of the Minimum Coverage Provision of the Affordable Care Act”
House Committee on Ways and Means; Subcommittee on Health
Link to testimony (pdf)

2/27/2012: George Ake, Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology

“Building Bridges between VA and Community Organizations to Support Veterans and Families”
House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Health
Link to Testimony (pdf)

7/26/2011: Lisa Kern Griffin — Professor, School of Law

“The Clean Up Government Act of 2011”
House Committee on the Judiciary; Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
Link to testimony (pdf)

6/29/2011: James D. Cox — Brainerd Currie Professor of Law, School of Law

“Barriers to Justice and Accountability: How the Supreme Court’s Recent Rulings Will Affect Corporate Behavior”
Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Link to testimony (pdf)

5/18/2011: Steven L. Schwarz — Stanley A. Star Professor of Law and Business, School of Law

“The State of the Securitization Markets”
Senate Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment
Link to testimony (pdf)

3/15/2011: Sarah Cohen — Professor of Journalism and Public Policy, Sanford School of Public Policy

“Ensuring Transparency and Accountability in the Digital Age”
Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Link to testimony (pdf)

2/2/2011: Walter Dellinger — Professor, School of Law

“The Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act”
Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Link to testimony (pdf)

1/28/2011: William Darity, Jr. — Arts and Sciences Professor of Public Policy, Economics, and African and American Studies

“Insuring Permanent Full Employment”
Congressional Black Caucus Deficit Commission
Link to testimony (pdf)

9/28/2010: Samuel W. Buell — Professor, School of Law

“Restoring Key Tools to Combat Fraud and Corruption After the Supreme Court’s SkillingDecision”
Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Link to testimony (pdf)

3/18/2010: Sarah Cohen — Knight Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy

“Administration of the Freedom of Information Act: Current Trends”
House Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives
Link to testimony (pdf)

2/4/2010: Dr. Robert Jackson – Chair of Global Environmental Change, Nicholas School of the Environment; Professor of Biology

“Biological and Land-Based Strategies for Geoengineering Earth’s Climate”
House Committee on Science and Technology Hearing: “Geoengineering II: The Scientific Basis and Engineering Challenges”
Link to testimony (pdf)

12/3/2009: Brian C. Murray, Ph.D. — Director for Economic Analysis, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

“The Role of Agricultural and Forest Offsets in a Cap-and-Trade Policy”
House Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research
Link to testimony (pdf)

9/9/2009:  Timothy H. Profeta — Director, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Panel 1B: “Regulating Carbon Markets in a Cap-and-Trade System”
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Link to testimony (pdf)

4/24/2009:  Jon Anda – Visiting Fellow of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

“Carbon Market Assurance, State Roles, Clean Air Act, and Adaptation”
House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment
Link to testimony (pdf)

3/31/2009:  Avner Vengosh – Professor, Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Nicholas School of the Environment

 “The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Kingston Ash Slide: Potential Water Quality Impacts of Coal Combustion Waste Storage”
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
Video Link (from Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure website)

6/26/2008:  Christopher H. Schroeder – Charles S. Murphy Professor of Law and Public Policy, School of Law

“From the Department of Justice to Guantanamo Bay: Administration Lawyers and Administration Interrogation Rules, Part III”
House Committee on the Judiciary
Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
Link to webcast and pdf of testimony

6/10/2008:   Andrew J. Read – Rachel Carson Associate Professor of Marine Conservation Biology

“Oversight Hearing on the Annual International Whaling Commission (IWC) Meeting”
House Committee on Natural Resources
Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, and Oceans
Video link (from Committee on Natural Resources website)

5/8/2008: Ruth Day – Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Director of the Medical Cognition Laboratory

“Direct-to-Consumer Drug Ads: What Do People Understand and Remember?”
House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Video Link (from Committee on Energy and Commerce website):

2/26/2008:   Catheryn Cotten – Director, International Office, Duke Medical Center and Health System

“Immigration Enforcement: Identification & Removal of Criminal Aliens, Student & Exchange Visitor Program Fee Increases”
Committee on Appropriations
Subcommittee on Homeland Security
Full Transcript (Word)

2/7/2008:  Catheryn Cotten – Director, International Office, Duke Medical Center and Health System

“Status of Visas and Other Policies for Foreign Students and Scholars”
House Committee on Science and Technology
Subcommittee on Research and Science Education
Link to full transcript, opening and witness statements (from Committee on Science and Technology website)