Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics

The first of its kind in the nation, the Treuman Katz Center improves the lives of children and their families by addressing ethical questions that arise in pediatric care and research. Learn more.

Programs and Resources

The Treuman Katz Center serves as a national resource, helping physicians, researchers and policymakers advance their knowledge of bioethics and navigate complex moral dilemmas.

Center Highlights

Key Partnerships

Partnerships are an essential part of the Treuman Katz Center’s mission. Our researchers collaborate with colleagues across the nation and around the world in pursuit of answers to complex bioethics questions.

Our partners include the Center for Clinical and Translational Research at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS), the Department of Bioethics and Humanities and the Center for Genomics and Healthcare Equality at the University of Washington and the Institute of Translational Health Sciences.


Opel DJ, Mangione-Smith R, Robinson JD, Heritage J, DeVere V, Salas HS, Zhou C, Taylor JA. The influence of provider communication behaviors on parental vaccine acceptance and visit experience. American Journal of Public Health. 2015 Mar 19:e1-e7.

Stokke J, Sung L, Gupta A, Lindberg A, Rosenberg AR. Systematic review and meta-analysis of objective and subjective quality of life among pediatric, adolescent, and young adult bone tumor survivors. Pediatric Blood & Cancer. 2015 Mar 27. doi: 10.1002/pbc.25514. [Epub ahead of print]

Opel DJ, Omer SB. Measles, mandates, and making vaccination the default option. JAMA Pediatrics. 2015 Feb 11.

Wiener L, Viola A, Wilfond BS, Wendler D, Grady C. Contrasting views of risk perception and influence of financial compensation between adolescent research participants and their parents. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics. 2015 Feb;10(1):49-58.

Crouch J, Yu JH, Shankar AG, Tabor HK. "We don't know her history, her background": Adoptive parents' perspectives on whole genome sequencing results. Journal of Genetic Counseling. 2015 Feb;24(1):67-77.

Magnus D, Wilfond BS. Research on medical practices and the ethics of disclosure. Pediatrics. 2015 Feb;135(2):208-10.

Rosenberg AR. Close to home. JAMA Pediatrics. 2015;169(3):206. Published online January 26, 2015.

An official American Thoracic Society policy statement: managing conscientious objections in intensive care medicine. Lewis-Newby M, Wicclair M, Pope T, Rushton C, Curlin F, Diekema D, Durrer D, Ehlenbach W, Gibson-Scipio W, Glavan B, Langer RL, Manthous C, Rose C, Scardella A, Shanawani H, Siegel MD, Halpern SD, Truog RD, White DB; ATS Ethics and Conflict of Interest Committee. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Jan 15.

Bioethics Consultations

Our bioethicists provide practical guidance to families, providers, researchers and policymakers about patient care, public health and research issues. Our consultation service is available to colleagues throughout Seattle Children’s and the University of Washington, and we offer informal advice to people at outside institutions. Learn more about our services.

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