Kate MacDuffie, PhD

2020 K99/R00 Awardee
Photo of Kate MacDuffie, 2020 BRAIN K99/R00 Awardee
University of Washington / Seattle Children’s Hospital
Postdoctoral Fellow / Clinical Bioethics Fellow

Dr. Kate MacDuffie is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Washington and a clinical bioethics fellow at the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics at Seattle Children’s. She completed her BS in neuroscience from the University of Michigan, PhD in clinical psychology from Duke University, and clinical internship at UC San Diego. Her research is in the area of neuroethics, with a focus on understanding the ethical and social impacts of advances in neuroscience on children and adults affected by psychiatric, neurological, and neurodevelopmental disorders.  Dr. MacDuffie’s previously-funded work through a BRAIN initiative F32 explored the ethical implications of using MRI to predict autism spectrum disorder in infancy. The goal of her BRAIN K99/R00 project is to investigate the experiences of human subjects who donate biospecimens for brain organoid research. 

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