Maureen Kelley is a bioethicist, working in maternal, neonatal and child health. She is Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, in the Division of Bioethics, at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She is a core faculty member at the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics and a research investigator for the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth at Seattle Childrens Research Institute. Dr. Kelley also serves on the affiliated faculty at the University of Washingtons Center for Human Rights and is a member of the UW Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents and Children. She earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy with a specialization in bioethics, at Rice University and completed her clinical bioethics training at Baylor College of Medicines program in Medical Ethics and Health Policy. She has held faculty appointments at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Alabama, Sparkman Center for Global Health.
Dr. Kelley conducts qualitative research and uses ethical argument to inform policy and clinical practice in women's and children's health, with special focus on international clinical and research ethics. She has helped develop research ethics and clinical ethics programs in resource-limited settings, with special attention to women and children, in Siberia, Zambia, Fiji, and Uganda.