Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics Bioethics Division
University of Washington School of Medicine
Core Faculty,Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics
Seattle Children's Hospital and Research Institute
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Bioethics & Humanities
Program on Values in Society
Department of Philosophy
Affiliated Faculty, UW Center for Human Rights
GAPPS, Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity & Stillbirth
Photo Credit: Dr. Lucy Strickland
Maureen Kelley is a bioethicist, working in maternal, neonatal and child health. She is Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, in the Division of Bioethics, at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She is a core faculty member at the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics and a research investigator for the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Dr. Kelley also serves on the affiliated faculty at the University of Washington’s Center for Human Rights and is a member of the UW Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents and Children. She earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy with a specialization in bioethics at Rice University and completed her clinical bioethics training at Baylor College of Medicine’s program in Medical Ethics and Health Policy.Dr. Kelley conducts qualitative research and uses ethical argument to inform policy change and clinical practice, and has published on a range of ethical issues in maternal and child health and international research ethics.
Address for correspondence:
Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics
Seattle Children’s Research Institute
1900 Ninth Avenue M/S: C9S-6
Seattle, WA 98101 USA
Brown AN, Gonzalez GR, Wiester RT, Kelley MC, Feldman KW. Care taker blogs in caregiver fabricated illness in a child: A window on the caretaker's thinking? Child Abuse & Neglect. 4 Jan 2014. Available online. In process.
Tate RC, Kelley MC. Triage in the Tower of Babel: Interpreter Services for Children in the Prehospital Setting. Pediatric Emergency Care 2013;29(12):1280-2.
Walco GA, Kelley MC. “Ethics of Pain Control in Infants and Children” Textbook on Pediatric Pain Management (Oxford University Press, 2013).
Kelley M, Unguru Y, Myers D, Lantos J. An 8-Year-Old Foster Child With Behavioral Problems Who Needs a Bone Marrow Transplant. Pediatrics. 2012 Nov;130(5):936-40.
Kelley M, Invisible Children. Journal of Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics. Special issue: "Delivering Health Care in Severely Resource-Constrained Settings,” edited by Paul Farmer and Sadath Sayeed, vol.2, no.2 Fall 2012: E4-E6.
Kelley M, “Refusals of Treatment in Adolescents and Young Adults” in Douglas Diekema and Mark Mercurio, eds., Pediatric Bioethics (Cambridge University Press, 2011).
Kelley M. Should International Adoption be Part of Humanitarian Aid Efforts? Lessons from Haiti. Bioethics. Volume 24 Number 7 2010 pp 373–380.
Fletcher F, Ndeble P, and Kelley M. Infant Feeding and HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa: What Lies Beneath the Dilemma. Journal of Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, 2008;29(5):307-30.
Kelley, M. Denial: Decision-Making Capacity and Teen Anorexia. Hastings Center Report, vol. 40, no. 6 (2010), 11-12.
Kelley MC, Trinidad SB. Silent Loss and the Clinical Encounter: Parents’ and Physicians’ Experiences of Stillbirth—A Qualitative Analysis. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012, :137.
Kelley M. Counting stillbirths: women's health and reproductive rights The Lancet, 2011 May 14;377(9778):1636-7. Epub 2011 Apr 13.
Kelley M, Rubens C. “Global Report on Preterm Birth and Stillbirth: Ethical Considerations”, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, (2010) 10(Suppl):S6: pages 1-19. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2393/10/S1/S6
Rubens CE, Hansen TN, Barros FC, Batra M, Bhutta Z, Gravett MG, Kelley M, Lawn J, Stanton C, Victora C, Gilbert M, Sather M, Fajon A, Rusillo C, Zaentz R. The Global Burden of Preterm Birth and Stillbirth: Setting the Stage for Innovative Solutions to Improve Maternal, Fetal, Newborn, and Child Health. Report to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. August, 2009.
Full Report in BMC: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2393/10?issue=S1
Sara Gracie, Craig Pennell, Gunvor Ekman-Orderberg, Stephen Lye, James McManaman, Scott Williams, Lyle Palmer, Maureen Kelley, Ram Menon and Michael Gravett. “An integrated systems biology approach to the study of preterm birth using "-omic" technology - a guideline for research.” BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2011, 11:71.
Kelley M, Edwards KE, Starks H, Fullerton SM, James R, Goering S, Holland S, Disis M, Burke W. Values in Translation: How Asking the Right Questions Can Move Translational Science Toward Greater Health Impact. Clin Trans Sci 2012; 5(6): 445–451.
Kelly Fryer-Edwards, Sara Goering, Suzanne Holland, Maureen Kelley, "Closing the Loop: Transforming Research Practices across the Translational Pathway," Burke, Fryer-Edwards, Goering, Holland, Trinidad (eds.), Making Good on the Promise of Genetic Research (Oxford University Press, 2011).
Tabor, H, Kelley M. “Direct-to-Consumer Personal Genome Testing with Children”, The American Journal of Bioethics, Volume 9, Issue 6 & 7 June 2009 , pages 32-34.
Kelley M, Fryer-Edwards K, Fullerton SM, Gallagher T, Wilfond B. “Sharing Data and Experience: Using the CTSA “Moral Community” to Improve Research Ethics Consultation”, The American Journal of Bioethics, Volume 8 Issue 3, 37, 2008.
Allen Buchanan, Maureen Kelley, Biodefense and the Production of Knowledge: Rethinking the Problem, Journal of Medical Ethics, in press, 2012. Published Online First: 22 December 2011 doi:10.1136/medethics-2011-100387
Kelley M and Tilden SJ. Ethical Oversight of Human Subjects Research in Emerging Infections and Biodefense Research. Houston Journal of Law and Health Policy, vol. 8, no. 1 (Fall 2007).
Kelley M. “Infectious Disease Research and Dual-Use Risk,” American Medical Association: Virtual Mentor, vol. 8 (April 2006), pp. 230-234. Available at: http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/16103.html
Kelley M. “Casuistry Naturalized”, in Cherry, Iltis, eds., Pluralistic Casuistry: Moral Arguments, Economic Realities, and Political Theory (Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, 2007).
Kelley M and Miller S. “Clinical Ethics,” Lange Q&A: USMLE Step 3, Fifth Edition by Donald A. Briscoe, 2007.
Kelley M, Miller SM, Solovieva SA. Palliative Care and HIV/TB: The Experience in Siberia. [trans. Russian] Bulletin of Siberian Medicine, no. 5, 2006: 151-157.
Kelley M. Limits On Patient Responsibility. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, vol. 30, no. 2 (April 2005), pp. 189-206.
M. Kelley, “Professional Purpose and the Role of Moral Judgment: Teaching Across the Healthcare Professions,” Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, vol. 27, no. 4 (2002): pp. 475-491.