Moseley New 198

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

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

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

Office: 734-615-3346; Fax: 734-615-5153

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

Curriculum Vitae

Biography, Education, Peer-Reviewed Publications, 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

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Gold KJ, Goldman EB, Kamil LH, Walton S, Burdette TG, Moseley KL.
No appointment necessary? Ethical challenges in treating friends and family.
NEJM 2014; 371(13):1254-8.

Moseley KL, Nasr S, Schuette J, Campbell A.
Who counsels parents of newborns who are carriers of sickle cell anemia or cystic fibrosis?
Journal of Genetic Counseling. 2013; 22,218-225. DOI:10.1007/s10897-012-9537-3

Moseley KL, Kershaw DB.
African American and white disparities in pediatric kidney transplantation in the United States: Unfortunate or unjust?
Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. 2012; 21(03), 353-365.

Moseley KL, Goold SD, Freed GL.
Which sources of child health advice do parents follow?
Clinical Pediatrics. 2011; 50(1):50-6.

Baker RB, Washington HA, Olakanmi O . . . Moseley KL(16/17), Williams DR.
Creating a segregated medical profession: African American physicians and organized medicine: 1846-1910.
J Natl Med Assoc. 2009; 101(6):501-512.


Washington HA, Baker RB, Olakanmi O . . . Moseley KL(16/17), Williams DR.
Segregation, civil rights, and health disparities: the legacy of African American physicians and organized medicine, 1910-1968.
J Natl Med Assoc. 2009; 101(6):513-27.

Moseley KL, Hudson E.
Steroid inhaler adherence, flu vaccine receipt and race: associations with the quality of the parent-physician relationship for asthmatic children.
J Natl Med Assoc. 2009;101:5:407-413.

Moseley KL, Freed G, Bullard C, Goold S.
Measuring African American parents’ cultural mistrust while in a health care setting: a pilot study.
J Natl Med Assoc. 2007;99(1):15-21.

Kemper AR, Uren RL, Moseley KL, Clark SA.
Primary care physicians’ attitudes about follow-up care for children with a positive newborn screen.
Pediatrics. 2006;118:1836-41.

Moseley KL, Clark SJ, Gebremariam A, Sternthal MJ, Kemper AR.
Parents’ trust in their child’s physician: using an adapted Trust in Physician Scale.
Ambul Peds. 2006;6:58-61.

Moseley KL, Silveira MJ, Goold SD.
Futility in evolution.
Clin Geriatr Med 2005; 21(1): 211-22.

Moseley KL, Church A, Hempel B,Yuan H, Goold SD, Freed GL.
End-of-life choices for African American and White infants in a neonatal intensive care unit: a pilot study.
J Natl Med Assoc. 2004;96:933-7.

Terrell F, Moseley KL, Terrell A, et al.
The relationship between motivation to volunteer, gender, cultural mistrust, and willingness to donate organs among blacks.
J Natl Med Assoc. 2004;96:53-60.

Nelson RM, Bokin JR, Levetown M, …Moseley KL (4/13)…Davis DS.
Sterilization of minors with developmental disabilities.
Pediatrics. 1999;104(2):337-40.

Nelson RM, Botkin JR, Levetown M, …Moseley KL (4/13)…Davis DS.
Appropriate boundaries in the pediatrician-family-patient relationship.
Pediatrics. 1999;104(2):334-6.

Nelson RM, Botkin JR, Levetown M, …Moseley KL (4/12)…King NMP.
Fetal therapy – ethical considerations.
Pediatrics. 1999;103(5): 1061-3.

Frader JE, Botkin JR, Moseley KL, et al.
Female genital mutilation.
Pediatrics. 1998;102(1): 153-6.

Moseley KL, Truesdell S.
A noncompliant patient?
J Clin Ethics.1997;8(2):176-7.

Berlin CM, McCarverMay DG, Notterman DA, …Moseley KL (21/30)…King NMP.
Considerations related to the use of recombinant human growth hormone in children.
Pediatrics. 1997;99(1):122-9.

Frader JE, Crain LS, Moseley KL, et al.
Religious objections to medical care.
Pediatrics. 1997;99(2):279-81.

Frader JE, Crain LS, Moseley KL, et al.
Ethics and the care of critically ill infants and children.
Pediatrics. 1996;98(1):149-52.

Moseley KL.
Should healthcare institutions have at least one medically indigent member on the institution's HEC? Yes.
HEC Forum. 1995;7(6):370-3.

Moseley KL.
The history of infanticide in Western society.
Issues Law Med. Mar 1986;1(5):345-61.

Moseley KL.
Reproductive technology and the child.
Linacre Quarterly. 1985;Feb:77 81.



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