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Douglas S. Diekema

Adjunct Professor, Health Systems and Population Health
Professor, Pediatrics – Bioethics
Adjunct Professor, Bioethics and Humanities
Adjunct Professor, Medicine – Emergency Medicine

Clinical Director, Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics

206-987-4346 | diek@uw.edu

Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics
Seattle Children’s Research Institute, 1900 Ninth Avenue, MS: JMB-6, Seattle, WA 98101

Research Interests

Bioethical issues; consent and confidentiality issues in pediatrics; the limits of parental medical decision-making authority for children; ethics and child health policy; ethics in emergency medicine; disaster and pandemic preparedness; coronavirus; Covid-19; emerging diseases; epidemics; ethical issues related to pandemic response and policy; disease outbreaks


MD University of North Carolina, 1985
MPH Health Services, University of Washington, 1993
BS Biology, Calvin College, 1981