The Philosophy Department invites you to join us for a talk that we are co-hosting with the College of Graduate Studies, the Department of Health Management and Informatics, and the Texts & Technology Ph.D. Program featuring Dr. Kayte Spector-Bagdady.
Abstract: Our data is collected at every turn: where we drive, who we email, what we google, what we buy. Perhaps a last bastion of expected privacy protections surrounds our health data-but while some systems (like healthcare providers) have stringent governance, others (like wellness apps) do not. Ready access and linkage of medical information can help us provide better care to patients, but it can also serve to harm, alienate, and erode trust. This talk will explore how health data are currently being collected and by whom, as well as ways in which we can improve the system in the future.
Bio: Dr. Kayte Spector-Bagdady Kayte Spector-Bagdady is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan Medical School and is also the Chief of the Research Ethics Service in the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM). She also serves as Chair of the Research Ethics Committee, a clinical ethicist through CBSSM’s Clinical Ethics Service, and a member of IRB Council. Her current work focuses on the intersection of human subjects research law and ethics with a concentration on genetics, reproduction, and data sharing partnerships. Her work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and The Milbank Quarterly.