About the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics

Meet Our Members

The Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, led by Dr. Douglas J. Opel, interim director, and Dr. Douglas S. Diekema, director of education, is the first bioethics center in the country to focus on pediatric issues and serves as a national resource for addressing the complex bioethical issues affecting families, healthcare institutions and society.

Douglas J. Opel, MD, MPH

Douglas OpelAssociate Professor, Division of Bioethics and Palliative Care
Interim Director, Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics
Associate Professor, Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics

Douglas S. Diekema, MD, MPH

Douglas DiekemaProfessor, Division of Bioethics and Palliative Care, Department of Pediatrics
Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Director of Education, Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics
Chair, Institutional Review Board, Seattle Children's

Principal Investigators

Other Members

Fellows

Bioethics fellows

  • Brittany Lee, MD
  • Kate MacDuffie, PhD
  • Aleksandra Olszewski, MD
  • Claire Shearer, RN
  • Holly Vo, MD

See past fellows.

Research Staff

  • Devan Duenas, MA
  • Nicolas Dundas, MPH
  • Jessica Giang, BA, BS
  • Hannah Lewis, BA
  • Amanda Mercer, BA
  • Kathryn Porter, JD, MPH
  • Heather Spielvogle, PhD

Administration

  • Jennifer Scott, MHA, PMP
  • Sharee Smith, BA
  • Diana Wells, BA