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Kayte Spector-Bagdady

Research Investigator, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan

Kayte Spector-Bagdady is a Research Investigator in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan Medical School and also leads the Program in Research Ethics in the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM). Her current research explores informed consent to emerging technologies with a focus on reproduction and genetics.

Kayte received her J.D. and M.Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and School of Medicine respectively after graduating from Middlebury College. She completed a research fellowship in bioethics at CBSSM. She is a former drug and device attorney and Associate Director of the Presidential Commission for the study of Bioethical Issues where she acted as a lead staff investigator for the report "'Ethically Impossible': STD Research in Guatemala from 1946 to 1948." She is a member of the UM Pediatric and Adult Ethics Committees and the UM IRB Council.


  • –present
    Fellow with the Center for Bioethics & Social Sciences in Medicine, University of Michigan


  • 2009 
    University of Pennsylvania , J.D., M.Bioethics