Kate MacDuffie, MA, PhD

Kate MacDuffie, MA, PhD
"I draw inspiration from listening to the people most likely to be impacted by cutting-edge science, but who are not often included in the design, conduct and dissemination of such research."
  • Biography

    Dr. MacDuffie is an investigator in the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics and Palliative Care at Seattle Children's Research Institute and Assistant Professor in the Division of Bioethics & Palliative Care, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. She holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Duke University and Masters in Bioethics from the University of Washington.

    Her work focuses on understanding the ethical and social impacts of advances in neuroscience on children and families affected by neurodevelopmental, neurological, and psychiatric disorders.

    She uses a combination of qualitative, quantitative, and conceptual methods with the overarching goal of embedding the perspectives of research participants and other impacted stakeholders into the practice and process of neuroscience research.


    Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA

    Research Focus Area

    Bioethics, Neuroethics

  • Related Resources

    • MacDuffie Lab

      Our lab is focused on understanding the social and ethical impacts of advances in neuroscience research. We seek to draw in and learn from the perspectives of those most likely to be impacted by cutting-edge science.

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