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 and the Department of Bioethics and Humanities and the Institute of Translational Health Sciences at the University of Washington.

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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Rosenberg AR, Bona K, Ketterl T, Wharton CM, Wolfe J, Baker KS. Intimacy, substance use, and communication needs during cancer therapy: A report from the "Resilience in Adolescents and Young Adults" Study. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2017 Jan; 60(1): 93-99.

Rosenberg AR. “Get the consent” – Nonfinancial conflict of interest in academic clinical research. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2017 Jan; 35(1): 11-13.

Wilfond BS. Breaking the sounds of silence: Respecting people with disabilities and reproductive decision making. American Journal of Bioethics. 2017 Jan; 17(1): 37-39.

Kauffman TL, Wilfond BS, Jarvik GP, Leo MC, Lynch FL, Reiss JA, Richards CS, McMullen C, Nickerson D, Dorschner MO, Goddard KA. Design of a randomized controlled trial for genomic carrier screening in healthy patients seeking preconception genetic testing. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2016 Dec 7; 53: 100-105.

Michie M, Kraft SA, Minear MA, Ryan RR, Allyse MA. Informed decision-making about prenatal cfDNA screening: An assessment of written materials. Ethics, Medicine, and Public Health. 2016 Jul-Sep; 2(3): 362-371.

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