Faculty Scholars Program

Kayte Spector-Bagdady, JD, MBe

Class of 2027
  • Assistant Professor
University of Michigan Medical School
Scholar Project

Prof. Kayte Spector-Bagdady, JD, MBe, is health law and bioethics faculty at the University of Michigan (U-M) Medical School. She is also the interim co-director of the U-M Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine, which won the 2022 American Society for Bioethics & Humanities (ASBH) Cornerstone Award. She is an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Bioethics and a member of the National Academies’ committee on Newborn Screening: Current Landscape and Future Directions. In the past, she was also Chair and lead author of the American Heart Association’s “Principles for Health Information Collecting, Sharing, and Use,” a member of the ASBH Board of Directors, and an Associate Director for President Obama’s Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. The overarching goal of Prof. Spector’s work is improving the governance of secondary research with health data and specimens to increase the accessibility of data and generalizability of advances across diverse communities. To that end, she was the PI of a NHGRI K01 studying how and why geneticists select datasets for their research and is the PI of an NCTAS R01 on hospitals sharing patient data with commercial entities. Her recent articles have been published in The New England Journal of MedicineScienceJAMAHealth Affairs, and Nature Medicine, and her research or expertise has appeared in the NY TimesThe Washington PostThe Wall Street JournalTIME, and CNN. A comprehensive list of her work is available here.

For more information, visit https://medresearch.umich.edu/profile/1737/kayte-spector-bagdady

Generative AI Challenges for Health Data Sharing and Research Integrity

Grant Cycle: 2023 - 2024

Generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) can analyze health data to generate synthetic content. Its use in healthcare will have a major impact on research, and raises novel bioethics challenges for data sharing and research integrity. Prof. Spector-Bagdady will seek to identify these novel GenAI challenges and characterize their ethical tensions, propose new guidelines for updating federal and institutional data use and sharing policies, and develop an ethics framework for “professional norms” to incorporate GenAI into research integrity requirements. Her project aims to have a major impact on GenAI research policy and practice by generating responsive, concrete, and ethically grounded scholarship and guidance.    


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