Raymond De Vries, PhD

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Raymond De Vries, PhD is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Learning Health Sciences and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan. He is also visiting professor at CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, University of Maastricht, the Netherlands. Professor De Vries served as CBSSM Co-Director from August 2013 to March 2017 and CBSSM Associate Director from April 2017 to December 2020. He is particularly interested in the regulation of science and the production of scientific knowledge; clinical trials of genetic therapies; the export of western moral traditions to non-western societies; and the social, ethical, and policy issues associated with the medicalization of pregnancy and birth. In 2005 he published A Pleasing Birth: Midwifery and Maternity Care in the Netherlands (Temple University Press), and he is  co-editor of The View from Here: Bioethics and the Social Sciences (Blackwell, 2007) and Bioethics in the Field, a special issue of Social Science in Medicine (2013).