Katherine A Taylor, JD, PhD
Katherine A Taylor
Department: Medical Ethics and Health Policy
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Description of Bioethics ExpertiseRESEARCH INTERESTS:
Ethics in reproduction, and perinatal ethics
Katherine Taylor, an Associate Fellow at the Center for Bioethics, is a lawyer and bioethicist. She received her JD from the University of Texas School of Law in 1985, and her PhD in philosophy, specializing in bioethics, from Georgetown University in 2006. As a health care lawyer, she worked on a broad spectrum of matters, such as defending hospitals and doctors in malpractice suits, advising hospitals on informed consent and termination of treatment issues, and representing clients on Capitol Hill and before federal agencies such as the FDA and HCFA. Dr. Taylor was a staff member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments in 1994-1995. Her interests in bioethics range from ethics in reproduction, to clinical ethics, and ethics in the the pharmaceutical industry.