Kayte Spector-Bagdady is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan Medical School and is also the Chief of the Research Ethics Service in the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM). At UM she also serves as Chair of the Research Ethics Committee, a clinical ethicist through CBSSM’s Clinical Ethics Service, and a member of IRB Council. Her current work focuses on the intersection of human subjects research law and ethics with a concentration on genetics, reproduction, and data sharing partnerships. Her work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and The Milbank Quarterly.
Prof. Spector received her J.D. and M.Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and School of Medicine respectively after graduating from Middlebury College. She completed a research fellowship in bioethics at CBSSM. She is also a former practicing drug and device attorney and was Associate Director of the Presidential Commission for the study of Bioethical Issues under President Obama (2010-2015).