Kayte Spector-Bagdady, JD, MBioethics

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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 limits of current governance structures over private biomedical data collection and sharing, as well as secondary research use of biomedical data by learning health systems, professional organizations, and clinical researchers. Her recent work has appeared in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Health Affairs, The Hastings Center Report, and the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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).