Kate MacDuffie, MA, PhD
Children's Title: Investigator, Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics
Academic Title: Assistant Professor
"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."
Dr. MacDuffie is an investigator in the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics 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.
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.
Manuscripts in Refereed Journals
MacDuffie KE, Patneaude A, Bell S, Adiele A, Makhija N, Wilfond B, Opel DAddressing racism in the healthcare encounter: The role of clinical ethics consultants.
35132655 Bioethics, 2022 March : 36(3)313-317
MacDuffie KE, Ransom S, Klein ENeuroethics Inside and Out: A Comparative Survey of Neural Device Industry Representatives and the General Public on Ethical Issues and Principles in Neurotechnology.
33787456 AJOB neuroscience, 2022 Jan. : 13(1)44-54
MacDuffie KE, Hyun I, Krogen MM, Dempsey JC, Murry CE, Copp AJ, Glass IA, Doherty DRescuing human fetal tissue research in the United States: A call for additional regulatory reform.
34822773 Stem cell reports, 2021 Dec. 14 : 16(12)2839-2843 PMCID:PMC8693650
MacDuffie KE, Estes AM, Peay HL, Pruett JR Jr, Wilfond BSThe Ethics of Predicting Autism Spectrum Disorder in Infancy.
33482291 Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2021 Aug. : 60(8)942-945 PMCID:PMC8629367
MacDuffie KE, Estes AM, Harrington LT, Peay HL, Piven J, Pruett JR Jr, Wolff JJ, Wilfond BSPresymptomatic Detection and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder.
33853890 Pediatrics, 2021 May : 147(5) PMCID:PMC8085996
MacDuffie KE, Kleinhans NM, Stout K, Wilfond BSProtection Versus Progress: The Challenge of Research on Cannabis Use During Pregnancy.
32737240 Pediatrics, 2020 Aug. : 146(Suppl 1)S93-S98
MacDuffie KE, Turner-Brown L, Estes AM, Wilfond BS, Dager SR, Pandey J, Zwaigenbaum L, Botteron KN, Pruett JR, Piven J, Peay HL, IBIS Network."If He Has it, We Know What to Do": Parent Perspectives on Familial Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder.
31764985 Journal of pediatric psychology, 2020 March 1 : 45(2)121-130 PMCID:PMC7029696
MacDuffie KEWhat Brain Organoid Research Can Gain From Engaging Biospecimen Donors.
35324405 AJOB neuroscience, 2022 April : 13(2)95-97
Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date The Experience of Human Subjects with Brain Organoid Research NIH/NIMH 2022 - 2025 Neuroethics of Predictive MRI Testing: Parental Attitudes Towards Pre-Symptomatic Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorder NIH/NIMH 2018 - 2020 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship National Science Foundation 2012 - 2016 Fulbright Graduate Research Fellowship Fulbright New Zealand 2012 - 2012
- Medical/Professional School
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
- Research Focus Area