Moseley New 198

Kathryn L. Moseley, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P.

Assistant Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics

300 North Ingalls 6D21
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5456

Office: 734-615-3346; Fax: 734-232-1400

E-mail: klmosele[at]med.umich[dot]edu

Curriculum Vitae

Biography, Education, Interviews


Kathryn Moseley, MD, MPH, FAAP is an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Pediatrics at the University of Michigan Health System. After graduating cum laude from Harvard University in History of Science, she went on to receive her medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School.  She completed a residency in Pediatrics at Henry Ford Hospital and a fellowship in Neonatology at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, both in Detroit, MI. Experiences in neonatology sparked Dr. Moseley's interest in bioethics. After becoming board-certified in both pediatrics and neonatology, she joined the faculty of St. Louis University Medical School as Clinical Assistant Professor of pediatrics and enrolled in a master's degree program in moral theology at the Aquinas Institute of Theology, a Roman Catholic seminary. Later, she became a faculty member of the Center for Health Care Ethics at St. Louis University.

Dr. Moseley left St. Louis to become the Director of Neonatology at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine. Midwesterner at heart, she returned to Detroit a few years later to be the Director of Biomedical Ethics for the Henry Ford Health System where she oversaw an active ethics consultation service and instructed attending staff, residents, medical students and allied health professionals in bioethics along with maintaining a busy pediatric practice.  She turned her interest to the ethical issues raised in medical care. During this time, she completed a fellowship in clinical medical ethics at the University of Chicago, developing a keen interest in issues of justice and health disparities.

Dr. Moseley joined the University of Michigan in 2002 to conduct research about the racial differences in health care decision-making, which she discovered doing clinical ethics consultations, and to study how those decisions are affected by culture and trust, as well as how they may lead to health disparities. Her recent work has focused on measuring trust in parents of pediatric outpatients. She has recently received a $2.1 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health to test culturally appropriate methods to increase the prevalence of supine sleep in African American infants. Dr. Moseley currently serves as Secretary of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities and was appointed to the American Medical Association's Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs in 2013.


B.A. cum laude, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1974
M.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 1978
MPH  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2009


The Pediatric Bioethicist Who Builds Trust: Dr. Kathryn Moseley (iTunes podcast)